Penal Price List 1889 and 1890

The articles enumerated hereafter can be made at Penal Establishments. By direction of the Government, a preference is to be given to these supplies by all Government Departments where the prices are not in excess of current rates for goods of the like quality. 

In case of difference of opinion as to quality or price of goods between the Penal Department and the department receiving supply, the matter in dispute will be referred to the Tender Board for settlement:

All orders to be addressed to the Inspector-General of Penal Establishments, Melbourne. 

No. Article. Description. £. s. d.
1 Bags Jean, drab, 18in x 12in 0 0 4 3/4
2   Jean, drab, 16 in x 9 in 0 0 4
3   Jean, drab, 14 in x 7 in 0 0 3 1/2
4   Jean, drab, 12 in x 6 in 0 0 3
5   Canvas, Russian, letter carriers, 31in x 22 in 0 4 0
6   Canvas, mail, 60 in x 34 in 0 3 0
7   Canvas, mail, 48 in x 30 in 0 3 7
8   Canvas, mail, 36 in x 24 in 0 6
9   Canvas, mail, 30 in x 18 in 0 1 8
10   Canvas, mail, 24 in x 16 in 0 1 6
11 Barrows Hand, deal 0 7 6
12   Hand, hardwood 0 7 0
13   Wheel, Gaol pattern 1 2 6
14   Wheel, Gaol stable, Police 1 6 6
15 Barrow wheels Cast-iron, with tires 0 6 0
16   Cast-iron, without tires 0 5 0
17   Wrought-iron 0 7 6
18 Baskets Bread, cane, large 0 12 0
19   Bottle; for 6 quarts 0 6 6
20   Bottle; for 12 quarts 0 8 6
21   Bottle; for 24 quarts 0 14 0
22   Clothes, large, strong, willow 0 7 6
23   Clothes, medium 0 5 6
24   Clothes, small 0 4 6
25   Clothes, soiled large 0 10 6
26   Clothes, soiled medium 0 7 6
27   Spoon 0 4 0
28   Stable, cane 0 5 0
29   Waste paper, willow 0 2 6
30   Round, for Post Office, willow, large 0 9 6
31   Round, for Post Office, willow, small 0 6 0
32   Square, on wheels, cane (per agreement)      
33 Bath Plunge; 6 feet 1 17 6
34 Bedticks Canvas; Russian duck, 6 ft. 6 in x 2 ft. 3 in 0 13 0
35   Linen tick, 0 13 0
36   Union tick 0 9 0
37   Osnaberg 0 5 0
38 Bedsteads Iron (per agreement)      
39   Iron for Lunatic Asylums 1 7 6
40 Bedstead cups Redgum, turned, for legs to stand in, all sizes 0 9 0
41 Bins Dust, galvanized iron, 2 ft. 6 in x 18 in x 18 in 1 1 6
42 Blankets First quality, white woolen 0 3 6
43   Second quality, white wollen 0 3 3
44   Third quality, white or grey 0 2 6
45   Grey, for Penal Department 0 3 3
46 Blanketing Railway 0 2 9
47 Blinds Venetian, inside, per square ft. 0 0 9
48 Boards Sign, galvanized iron, Police pattern 0 10 0
49 Boilers Tin, oval, 12 in 0 3 10
50   Tin, oval, 16 in 0 4 4
51   Tin, oval, 18 in 0 5 3
52 Boots Men's, Asylums, pegged, 5 to 12 0 9 4
53   Men's, Artillery, pegged, 5 to 12 0 10 6
54   Men's, Penal Department, 5 to 12 0 10 0
55   Women's, for Asylums, riveted, 3 to 8 0 7 4
56   Women's, for Asylums, pegged, 3 to 8 0 8 4
57   Women's, Penal Department 3 to 8 0 8 6
58   Women's, kangaroo 0 10 4
59   Youth's, 1 to 5 0 6 9
60   Boy's, 10 to 13 0 5 6
61   Maid's, 1 to 2 0 6 6
62   Girl's, 10 to 13 0 5 0
63   Children's 6 to 10 0 4 6
64   Children's 3 to 5 0 3 4
65   Men's canvas, for Asylums, 5 to 12 0 4 6
66   Women's canvas, for Asylums, 3 to 8 0 4 6
67   Women's almas, for Convent, Abbotsford, 3 to 8 0 8 0
68   Women's lace-up, for Convent, Abbotsford, 3 to 8 0 7 0
69   Girl's lace-up, for Convent, Abbotsford, 10 to 13 0 6 6
70   Children's lace-up, for Convent, Abbotsford 7 to 9 0 4 6
71   Child's; convent 10 to 13 0 5 6
72 Bottles Tin, oil, 1 gallon 0 2 6
73   Tin, oil, 2 gallon 0 3 3
74   Tin, oil 3 gallon 0 4 6
75 Boxes Deed, japanned, any size (per agreement)      
76   Kit, for Artillery Corps, 2 ft. 6 in x 1 ft. 6 in x 1 ft. 0 17 0
77   Regulation, Police, Hobbs' locks 1 1 6
78   For photograph negatives, any size 0 2 9
79   Vaccine, large, per dozen 0 1 6
80   Vaccine, small, per 100 0 6 0
81 Buckets Milk, tin 0 3 9
82   Slop, galvanized iron, 5 gallons 0 6 3
83   Water, galvanized iron; 11 in, strapped sides and bottoms 0 2 6
84   Water, galvanized iron; 11 in, strapped sides and bottoms superior 0 2 9
85   Water, galvanized iron; 12 in, strapped sides and bottoms common 0 2 9
86   Water, galvanized iron; 12 in, strapped sides and bottoms superior 0 3 3
87 Candlesticks Large, strong 0 1 9
88   Ordinary 0 1 6
89 Cans Oil, 1 to 5 gallons, per gallon 0 1 3
90   Oil, long spout 0 1 10
91   Tea and soup, round 0 0 5
92   Toilet, painted 0 2 10
93   Watering, 2 to 8 gallons, per gallon 0 1 8
94 Card cases Tin, Police, per dozen 0 2 0
95 Carts Hand, for Gaols 8 5 0
96   Hand, for Defence 7 5 0
97   Hand, G.P.O (per agreement)      
98 Castings Fire, bars, &c. 0 16 6
99   Small 0 0 3
100 Cloth Grey, for Penal Department per yard 0 5 8
101   Tweed, medium quality, light-grey, 28 in 0 3 0
102   Tweed, superior quality, dark-grey, 28 in 0 3 3
    For Lunatic Asylums.      
103 Clothing Camisoles 0 15 0
104   Dresses, men's, canvas, Russian, old pattern 1 4 0
105   Dresses, men's, canvas, Russian, new pattern 0 11 6
106   Dresses, woman's, duck, covered with chambery 0 19 6
107   Frock's, duck 0 5 0
    For other Departments.      
108 Clothing Apron's, men's, Osnaberg 0 1 6
109   Apron's, women's Scotch twill 0 1 0
110   Bodices, women's, calico 0 1 3
111   Braces, men's cotton, double 0 0 8
112   Capes, inverness, warders' 2 0 0
113   Capes, waterproof, warders' 0 18 0
114   Chemises, women's, calico  0 2 0
115   Chemises, girls' calico 0 1 3
116   Chemises, children's, calico 0 0 10
117   Coats, Penal blanketing 0 14 6
118   Drawers, serge, white, Asylums 0 6 0
119   Drawers, serge, white, Penal 0 5 6
120   Dresses, women's, linsey-woolsey 0 9 6
121   Dresses, girls' linsey-woolsey 0 7 3
122   Dresses, children's, linsey-woolsey 0 4 0
123   Handkerchiefs, cotton, check, men's, per dozen 0 3 3
124   Handkerchiefs, cotton, check, women's, per dozen 0 3 3
125   Hoods, women's, gingham 0 1 9
126   Jackets, grey, Penal, men's 0 12 0
127   Vests, grey, Penal, men's 0 7 6
128   Jackets, strait 0 7 6
129   Jackets, women's, linsey-woolsey 0 3 9
130   Jacket, women's, Scotch twill 0 2 3
131   Jumpers, men's, duck 0 5 6
132   Neckerchiefs, men's, cotton check, per dozen 0 3 3
133   Neckerchiefs, women's, cotton check, per dozen 0 6 0
134   Petticoats or skirts, women's, linsey-woolsey 0 5 0
135   Petticoats or skirts, women's, serge or flannel 0 6 0
136   Petticoats or skirts, children's, linsey-woolsey 0 2 6
137   Shirts, men's, serge, Asylums 0 6 9
138   Shirts, men's under, serge 0 5 6
139   Shirts, men's, Scotch twill 0 3 0
140   Shirts, men's, colored, twilled cotton 0 2 9
141   Shirts, men's, military, white 0 2 0
142   Shirts, youths, Welsh flannel 0 4 0
143   Socks, men's, woollen, hand knitted 0 2 2
144   Stockings, men's, woollen, hand knitted 0 3 6
145   Stockings, women's, woollen, hand knitted 0 3 3
146   Towels, Osnaberg, per dozen 0 5 0
147   Trousers, men's, moleskin 0 8 0
148   Trousers, knickerbocker, moleskin 0 7 0
    For Reformatory, Ballarat.      
149 Clothing Jackets, tweed, outfit (making only) 0 3 0
150   Vests, mole, figured, outfit (making only) 0 2 0
151   Trousers, mole, figured, outfit (making only) 0 2 6
152   Jackets, corduroy, uniform (making only) 0 2 6
153   Vests, moleskin (self), uniform (making only) 0 1 6
154   Trousers, moleskin (self), uniform (making only) 0 2 6
155   Caps, corduroy (making only) 0 0 9
156 Commodes Night, blackwood, kauri, cedar, per agreement      
157 Cullenders Large 0 2 9
158   Small 0 2 0
159 Dippers Tin, water, 1/2 gallon 0 1 0
160   Tin, water, 1 gallon 0 2 3
161 Dishes Tin, oval, 10 in 0 1 3
162   Tin, oval, 12 in 0 1 5
163   Tin, oval, 14 in 0 1 7
164   Tin, oval, 16 in 0 1 11
165   Tin, oval, 17 in 0 2 1
166   Tin, oval, 18 in 0 2 8
167   Tin, oval, 18 in, with covers 0 5 9
168   Tin, round, 8 in 0 0 10
169   Tin, round, 9 in 0 0 11
170   Tin, round, 11 in 0 1 0
171   Tin, round, 13 in 0 1 3
172   Tin, round, 15 in 0 2 0
173   Tin, round, 16 in 0 2 3
174   Tin, round, 17 in 0 3 1
175   Tin, round, 18 in 0 3 5
176   Tin, round, 24 in x 6 in deep 0 4 3
177 Discs Large, Defence Department 0 2 6
178   Small, Defence Department 0 2 0
179 Drags Iron, for Police 0 6 0
180 Drays Light 16 0 0
181 Dusters Cotton, check, made 0 0 5
182   Linen, check, made 0 0 8
183   Union, check, made 0 0 6
184 Feeders Oil, 1 pint 0 2 0
185   Oil, 2 pints 0 2 6
186   Oil, any size, long spout, per pint 0 1 9
187 Firebars, furnace doors Cast-iron 0 16 6
188 Flock Colored 0 0 4
189 Forms Deal, 6 ft. long and upwards, per lin. ft. 0 1 1
190   Regulation, Police, clear pine 1 3 6
191   Defence Department, kauri 1 4 9
192 Funnels Tin, 3 1/2 in. diameter 0 0 7
193   Tin, 4 1/2 in. diameter 0 0 8
194   Tin, 6 1/2 in. diameter 0 0 9
195   Tin, 9 1/2 in. diameter 0 1 3
196   Tin, 11 in. diameter 0 1 6
197 Hammers Striking 0 0 8
198   Spalling 0 0 8
199   Hand 0 0 9
200 Hat rails Cadar, with hooks, per lin. ft. 0 0 9
201   Deal, with turned pegs or with hooks, per lin. ft. 0 0 7
202 Hats Cabbage-tree, Penal 0 6 6
203   Cabbage-tree, boys' (per agreement)      
204   Cabbage-tree, any quality (per agreement)      
205 Hinges Hook and eye 0 0 6
206 Iron castings Other than firebars and furnace doors 0 0 3
207 Kettles Camp, any size 0 0 7
208   Camp, 5 to 8, quarts 0 0 7
209 Knives Bone, paper 0 2 6
210 Laces Boot, kangaroo, 3/4 yard, single 0 7 6
211   Boot, kangaroo, 1 yard, single 0 8 0
212   Boot, kip, 22 in, per 100 pairs 0 7 4
213 Ladders Oregon, 10 ft 0 15 0
214   Oregon, 12 ft 0 18 0
215   Oregon, 15 ft 1 2 6
216   Oregon, 16 ft 1 4 0
217   Oregon, 18 ft 1 7 0
218   Oregon, 20 ft 1 10 0
219   Oregon, 22 ft 1 13 0
220   Oregon, 24 ft 1 16 0
221   Oregon, 30 ft 2 5 0
222   Oregon, over 30 ft (per agreement)      
223   Folding, cedar, per lin. ft. 0 4 6
224   Folding, deal, per lin. ft. 0 2 1
225   Step, cedar, per lin. ft. 0 3 0
226   Step, deal, per lin. ft. 0 2 4
227 Lanterns Stable 0 1 10
228   Octagonal, superior 0 2 9
229 Leather Basils, sheep, per dozen 0 17 0
230   Bellies, per lb. 0 0 5
231   Bellows, per lb. 0 1 10
232   Belting, per lb. 0 2 2
233   Calf, average, 2 lbs. 0 3 3
234   Calf, average, 4 lbs. 0 3 0
235   Calf, average, 6 lbs. 0 2 6
236   Harness, black 0 1 4
237   Harness, brown, heavy 0 1 8
238   Harness, brown, light 0 1 9
239   Harness, rein 0 2 6
240   Kangaroo 0 5 0
241   Kip, average 5 lbs. per side 0 2 0
242   Kip, average 7 lbs. per side 0 1 9
243   Kip, average 9 lbs. per side 0 1 6
244   Pump 0 1 8
245   Runners 0 2 2
246   Sole, average 16 lbs. per side 0 0 10
247   Sole, average 20 lbs. per side 0 1 0
248   Sole, average 24 lbs. per side 0 1 3
249   Sole, butts, average 27 lbs.  0 1 8
250   Sole, buts, average 30 lbs. 0 2 0
251   White, for belt-laces 0 2 6
    Matting: Coir, manufactured in lengths 40 yards, width up to 54 in.      
252 Matting Plain, per sq. yd. 0 2 0
253   Colored border, per sq. yd. 0 2 3
254 Matts Coir, rope (chain) 0 1 6
255   Coir, rope (chain) carriage 0 2 0
256   Coir, door, common 0 1 0
257   Coir, door, good 0 1 6
258   Coir, door, superior 0 1 9
259   Coir, door, colored border (fibre) 0 2 3
260   Coir, door, colored border (jute) 0 2 3
261   Coir, door, open brush 0 2 0
262   Coir, door, good, 24 in. x 15 in. 0 3 9
263   Coir, door, good, 27 in. x 16 in. 0 4 6
264   Coir, door, good, 30 in. x 18 in. 0 5 6
265   Coir, door, good, 33 in. x 20 in. 0 7 0
266   Coir, door, good, 39 in. x 24 in. 0 9 6
267   Coir, door, good, 40 in. x 26 in. 0 10 6
268   Lettered coir door mats, extra, per letter 0 0 6
269   Grass, photographers, per sq. ft. 0 0 8
270   Wool, 30 in. x 22 in. 0 14 6
271   Wool, 30 in. x 16 in. 0 11 3
272   Wool, 30 in. x 10 in. 0 6 6
273 Mattress-cases Union tick or brown linen, 6 ft. x 2 ft. 9 in. 0 12 0
274   Canvas, Russian duck, for Defence Department 0 14 0
275   Russian duck, Police Department 0 13 0
276 Mattresses To description (fibre, flock, hair or kapok) (per agreement)      
277 Mauls Wood, iron rings, with handles 0 5 0
278   Handles for, hickory, ash, or hardwood 0 0 9
279 Maul-rings Iron, per set 0 2 0
280 Measures Corn, tin 0 1 6
281   Tin, milk, per pint 0 1 0
282 Mop-heads Woollen, large 0 1 6
283 Nets Vegetable, to hold 14 lbs. 0 1 3
284   Vegetable, to hold 25 lbs. 0 2 0
285 Nosebags Canvas 0 3 6
286 Pails Slop, tin, painted 0 1 9
287 Palliasses Any description, (per agreement)      
288 Pannicans Or paint pots 0 0 5
289 Pans Dust 0 2 2
290   Night, zinc, for night-stools 0 2 3
291 Pegs Clothes, large, per dozen 0 2 0
292 Penwipers Cloth, fancy 0 1 0
293 Peppers Tin, japanned 0 0 4
294 Picks Common, black, steel points 0 0 7
295 Pillow-cases Canvas, Russian duck 0 2 0
296   Union tick 0 1 3
297   Osnaberg 0 1 0
298   Russian duck, Police Department 0 1 6
299 Pillow-slips Calico, white 0 1 0
300 Pillows and bolsters Coconut fibre, hair, or flock, union tick cases, (per agreement)      
301 Piping Stove, 3 1/2 in. to 5 in. per ft. 0 0 8
302   Stove, 5 1/2 in to 7 in. per ft. 0 1 2
303   Stove, 7 1/2 in. to 7 3/4 in. per ft. 0 1 3
304   Stove, elbows, 6 in. 0 1 6
305 Plates Tin, 8 in. 0 0 10
306 Pots Pint 0 0 5
307   Coffee, 3 to 10 pints, tin, per pint 0 0 6
308   Tea, 3 to 10 pints, tin, per pint 0 0 6
309   Quart, tin 0 0 6
310 Rakes Wooden 0 0 3
311 Rugs Canvas, for Lunatic Asylums 1 15 0
312   Woollen, for Lunatic Asylums, per lb. 0 3 9
313   Woollen, fancy 0 4 0
314   Woollen, plain 0 3 5
315   Woollen, union 0 2 2
316   Woollen, for Police Department 0 3 3
317   Woollen, for Penal Department 0 3 3
318   Woollen, for Railway fancy, from 20s. to 50s. (per agreement)      
319   Woollen, for Railway, plain, (per agreement)      
320 Salts Tin, japanned 0 0 4
321 Scoops Tin, any measure 0 0 6
322 Seats Garden, 4 ft., grained and varnished 1 2 0
323   Garden, 4 ft., polished 1 4 6
324   Garden, 6 ft., grained and varnished 1 5 0
325   Garden, 6 ft., polished 1 7 6
326   Large, polished, for Lunatic Asylums 1 12 6
327   Small, polished, for Lunatic Asylums 1 3 6
328   Verandah, light, varnished 0 15 0
329 Sheets Cotton (white Wigan), 7 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. 0 2 6
330   Canvas, Russian duck, Defence Department 0 4 3
331 Shoes Men's, for Lunatic Asylums, 5 to 12 0 8 6
332   Men's for Penal Department 5 to 12 0 8 5
333   Women's for Lunatic Department 3 to 8 0 7 2
334   Women's for Penal Department 3 to 8 0 8 2
335   Canvas, lace-up, men's and women's, any size 0 4 6
336 Skimmers Tin, milk, small 0 0 6
337   Tin, milk, large 0 1 0
338 Slippers Men's, calf, 5 to 12 0 6 0
339   Women's, calf, 3 to 8 0 5 6
340   Leather, for Penal Department, pegged 0 4 6
341   Leather, for Penal Department, riveted 0 3 9
342   Canvas, riveted, men's and women's, any size 0 2 3
343   Mole, women's and men's 0 5 0
344 Solder Tinmen's, per lb. 0 0 9
345   Superior quality (2 parts tin, 1 part lead) 0 0 11
346 Spittoons Tin, painted 0 1 4
347 Stools Night, for Gaols, with zinc pan, complete 0 14 6
348   Night, without zinc pans 0 12 3
349   Small, for cells 0 3 0
350 Straps Leather, 1/2 in., per ft. 0 0 2 1/2
351   Leather, 3/4 in., per ft. 0 0 2 3/4
352   Leather, over 2 ft. 6 in. long extra 0 0 1 1/2
353   Leather, for Police capes 0 0 9
354 Tables Office, with 2 drawers, any size, cedar 0 5 9
355   Office, without drawers, any size, cedar 0 5 3
356   Small, for cells 0 7 9
357 Table-tops Regulation, Police, 6 ft. 2 0 0
358   Defence Department, 6 ft. 1 9 0
359 Tins Baking 0 1 6
360 Trays Baking, iron, charcoal 0 2 9
361   Oil drainer 0 3 8
362   Coal, wood, Defence Department 0 12 6
363 Trestles Wrought-iron, for regulation table-tops, Police 1 13 6
364   Wrought-iron, for regulation table-tops, Defence Department 1 13 6
365 Trucks Hand, for Railways, size 0 and 1 (small) 1 0 0
366   Hand, for Railways, size 2 and 3 (medium) 1 2 0
367   Hand, for Railways, size 4 (large) 1 5 0
368 Tubs Earth-closet, galvanized iron, octagonal 18 1/2 in. x 14 1/2 in. 0 16 6
369   Earth-closet, galvanized iron, octagonal 16 1/2 in. x 14 1/2 in. 0 16 6
370   Earth-closet, galvanized iron, oval 13 gallons 0 7 3
371   Earth-closet, galvanized iron, round 10 gallons 0 6 3
372   Earth-closet, galvanized iron, any description (per agreement)      
373   Night-closet, galvanized iron, 18 in. x 14 in. x 14 in., or 13 1/2 in. 0 7 0
374   Urinal, galvanized iron, with wood covers 0 6 3
375   Night, galvanized iron, 22 in. x 22 1/2 in. wood covers, Gaols 0 8 6
376   Night, galvanized iron, 17 1/2 in. x 14 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in., wood covers, Gaols 0 7 9
377   Night, galvanized iron, 14 in. x 13 in. x 9 in., wood covers, Gaols 0 5 9
378   Washing, galvanized iron, strapped sides and bottoms, 21 in. 0 4 0
379   Washing, galvanized iron, strapped sides and bottoms, 24 in. 0 6 0
380   Washing, galvanized iron, strapped sides and bottoms, 26 in. 0 6 6
381   Washing, galvanized iron, strapped sides and bottoms, 28 in. 0 7 0
382 Uppers For moleskin slippers 0 1 9
383 Urinals Police 0 6 3
384 Water bottles Canvas, saddle, 7 pints 0 2 0
385   Canvas, carriage, 10 pints 0 4 0
386 Water coolers Canvas, with tap, top, and strainer, 3 gallons 0 6 0
387 Wedges Iron, for splitting wood, set of 6 0 0 6
388   Iron, for splitting stone, set of 6 0 0 6
389 Yarn Sock, woollen, unscoured 0 2 9

All tinware made of DXX tin or tinned iron will be charged one-third more than the forgoing rates. Should any alteration be made in the price of materials for manufacture, the rates in this list will be subject to revision accordingly. 

Other articles of similar kinds can be made at prices as may be agreed upon.

W.G.BRETT - Inspector-General for Penal Establishments

Melbourne, 18th May 1889

Approved - D.GILLIES, Treasure. 6th June 1889.

Sourced from THE STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA