1957, November 30, Blue
- 4 dead
Blue Mountains - Four of a party of nine bushwalkers died while attempting to outrun a bushfire burning up a steep slope at Blackheath. The five survivors had moved down slope to the relative safety of a river. By 2 December the huge fires raged through Blue Mountains towns. Worst-hit were Leura and Wentworth Falls, where 158 homes, shops, schools, churches and a hospital were destroyed (130 at Leura alone).
Homes and shops etc were also destroyed in northern Sydney and the central coast.