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The price of bread in Bendigo

Despite the falling price of flour, the cost of bread in White Hills was on the rise. Diggers in the area, who relied on this staple food, were furious!

24 October 1853
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Australian National Dictionary Centre, The Gold Rushes and Australian English: a resource for researchers, teachers and students, Australian National University, 2005, http://www.anu.edu.au/andc/res/aus_words/gold/index.php. Details
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BENDIGO. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) 24th. October, 1853. BREAD—Notwithstanding that flour is lowering, bread is rising in price on the White Hills. The 4 lb. loaf is 3s. 6d. Verily these bakers have no conscience! Not content with foisting sour flour on the diggers, they must raise the price of bread, when the material of which it is made is lowering. If a new bakery establishment springs up on the White Hills, the public will know how to give the present bakers "a Roland for an Oliver." Argus, 27 October 1853