Assize of bread for the week 8 March 1807
Wheaten 10d. and Household Bead 7d. per loaf, to weigh 2lbs. 1 ounce new, and 2lbs. when one day old.
Current Prices of various Articles of Consumption at Sydney. —
Tea 6s. per ounce
sugar 1s. 6d. per lb.
rice 6d. per ditto
fresh butter 6s. per ditto
fresh beef and pork 2s.
and mutton 1s. 11d. per ditto
salt beef 4d. to 13d.
and salt pork 2s. per ditto
English soap 2s. to 2s. 6d.
and colonial soap 1s. to 18d. per ditto
white thread 14d.
coloured ditto 8d. to 10d. per skane
spirits 3l. to 3l. 10s. per gallon
porter 16s. per ditto
Port wine 10s. per bottle
tobacco 20s. to 24s. per lb.
men’s hats 2 to 3 guineas each
coarse white calicoes 5s. per yard
and linen cloths of all kinds scarce.
Source: Sydney (1807, March 8). The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842), p. 2.