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Part I: Provisions

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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Robert O'Hara Burke's Outfit
List of Articles and Services with rate
and Amount ordered, supplied or incurred
by the Government Storekeeper on account
of the Exploring Expedition, classified under
the journal headings of;
  1. Provisions
2. Forage and Food for Camels and Horses
3. Stores
4. Medicines and Medical Comforts (including instruments and Veterinary medicines).
5. Services
6. Horses
 

I. Provisions

 
Article Quantity Rate Amount
Pemmican 320 lb 1/3 £ 20 -0/ 0d
Salt Pork, without bone 600 lb 1/3 £ 37 10/ 0d
Bacon 400 lb 0/9 £ 30 -0/ 0d
Meat Biscuits 1,000 lb 1/3 £ 75 -0/ 0d
Potted Meats 10 lb 1/6 £ 0 15/ 0d
Preserved Mutton 60 lb 1/2 £ 3 10/ 1d
Preserved Vegetables 144 lb 84 @ 1/1½
60 @ 1/4 £ 8 14/ 6d
Flour 7,100 lb 21/6 per 100 lb £ 76 -6/ 6d
Rice 2,500 lb 0/4 £ 41 13/ 4 d
Sugar 3,000 lb 0/4¾ £ 59 -7/ 6d
Tea 400 lb 3/0 £ 60 -0/ 0d
Coffee, in tins 50 lb ¼ £ 3 -6/ 8d
Chocolate 40 lb 2/0 £ 4 -0/ 0d
Salt 200 lb 0/1½ £ 1 -5/ 0d
Soap 200 lb 0/5 £ 4 -3/ 4d
Tobacco 250 lb 3/8 £ 45 16/ 8d
Ghee, or clarified butter 993 lb 3/0 £ 148 19/ 0d
Butter, fresh 10 lb 2/6 £ 1 -5/ 0d
Captain's Biscuits 200 lb 0/6 £ 5 -0/ 0d
Lime Juice 20 gallons 4/0 £ 4 -0/ 0d
 
  £ 630 12/ 6d
 
     

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I. Provisions continued

 
Article Quantity Rate Amount
Vinegar 10 gallons 2/0 £ 1 -0/ 0d
Mustard 70 lb 1/0 £ 3 10/ 0d
Pepper 40 lb 0/9 £ 1 10/ 0d
Ginger applied for by Mr Bourke,
(telegram 28th Aug)
20 lb --- £ 2 -0/ 0d
Dried Apples 100 lb 1/0 £ 5 -0/ 0d
Raisins 50 lb 0/8 £ 1 13/ 4d
Currants 50 lb 0/9 £ 1 17/ 6d
Dates 189 lb 1/0 £ 9 -9/ 0d
Sperm Candles 150 lb 1/9 £ 13 -2/ 6d
 
Royal Park
 
Rations, 6 men; August 2nd to 20th inclusive 114 rations 0/8½ £ 4 -3/ 1d
Rations, 4 men; August 7th to 20th inclusive 56 rations 0/8½ £ 2 -0/ 10d
Tea (for Asiatics) 10 lb 3/0 £ 1 10/ 0d
 
Total amount for Provisions
£ 677 8/ 9d
 
     
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