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Part II: Forage

Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2088B/2.
Financial Records of the Royal Society of Victoria's Exploration Committee,
Royal Society of Victoria Exploration Committee account book 1858-1873.
1 bound volume, manuscript, pages numbered 1 to 162.
pp. 1-13. List of articles and services...supplied…by [Richard Nash] the Government Storekeeper.

 

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II. Forage and Food for Camels and Horses.

 
Article Quantity Rate Amount
Oatmeal (camels) 1,112 lb 0/4 £ 18 10/ 8d
Potatoes (camels) 3 cwt 12/6 per cwt £ 1 17/ 6d
Flour (camels) 600 lb 21/6 per 100 lb £ 6 9/ 0d
Hay from Govt Stores 6,160 lb --various-- £ 15 9/ 5d
(camels and horses)
Oats --do-- 1,424 lb --various-- £ 6 0/ 9d
Bran --do-- 666 lb --various-- £ 7 1/ 10d
Straw --do-- 2,128 lb --various-- £ 4 12/ 7d
Hay from Experimental Farm 12,320 lb £5, 12/6 per ton £ 30 18/ 9d
(camels and horses)
Straw --do-- 4,480 lb £2, 15/0 per ton £ 5 10/ 0d
Mangold --do-- 6,720 lb £3 10/0 per ton £ 10 10/ 0d
Oats purchased from C Steedman on emergency 160 lb 5/3 per bushel £ 1 1/ 0d
       
Total for Forage &c-.
£108 1/ 6d
 
     
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