Sydney Markets – Cost of Articles – February 1828

Sydney Markets

FEB. 11, 1828.

New wheat, 9s. 6d.

maize, 9s. 0d.

barley, 8s. 6d.

oats, none

fine flour, 20s. per 100lbs.; seconds ditto, 17s.

fine bread, 7d. per 2lb. loaf; second quality, 6d.

potatoes, 18s. per cwt.

fresh butter, 2s. 6d. per lb.

salt ditto, 2s. 0d. per ditto

eggs, 2s. 6d. per dozen

Colonial cheese, 1s. 4d. per lb.

fowls, 3s. 6d. per couple

ducks, 5s. 6d. per ditto

geese, 6s. each

turkies, 9s. each

hay, £11 per ton

straw 25s. per load

turnips, 4½d. a bunch

carrots, ditto

onions, 3d. per lb.

beef by the quarter, 4½d. — per joint, 6d.

mutton, 7d.; pork, 8d.; salt ditto, by the joint, 10d.

veal, 9d.

oranges, 1s. per dozen

peaches, 4d. to 1s. per dozen

The prices of some articles above quoted in the Sydney market, it is said, are in the old fashioned currency. The truth is not however vouched for.

Source: Sydney Markets. (1828, March 1). Colonial Advocate, and Tasmanian Monthly Review and Register (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1828), p. 50.

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