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NEW ZEALAND COMPANY
CHIEF CABIN DIETARY. STEERAGE DIETARY.
SCALE FOR ONE ADULT PER WEEK FOR EACH PERSON 14 YEARS AND UPWARDS.
Biscuits 7lbs

American Flour 1lb

India Beef (Tues & Sat) 1 lbs

Mess Pork (M, W, F) 2 lbs

Fish 1 lb

Soup & Boulli 3 lb

Fresh Mutton or Pork(S&T) 2 lb

Raisins lb

Suet 2 oz

Peas 1 pint

Tea 1 oz

Coffee 7 oz

Sugar 2 lb

Cheese 8 oz

Butter 8 oz

Rice 1 lb

Vinigar or Pickles 1 gill

Mustard 2 oz

Potatoes 3 lb

Porter 7 bottles

Water 21 quarts

Biscuits 5 lbs

Flour 1 lb

Prime India Beef 1 lbs divided Tuesday & Saturday

Mess Pork 1 lbs divided Monday & Thurday

Oatmeal 1 pint

Soup & Boulli 3 lb

Preserved meat 1 lb divided Sun, Wed, Friday

Raisins 8 oz

Suet 4 oz

Peas pint divided Monday & Thurday

Tea 2 oz

Coffee 2 oz

Sugar 16 oz

Cheese 8 oz

Butter 8 oz

Rice 1 lb

Vinigar or Pickles pint

Mustard oz

Preserved Potatoes lb divided Sun, Wed, Friday

Salt 2 oz

Water 21 quarts

Pepper oz

Rice lb divided Tuesday & Saturday

 

Children 7 to 14 Water 3 pints a day of other Articles, 5/8ths of the Adult Ration

Children 1 to 7 Water 3 pints a day;

Preserved milk 1/4pint a day,

Other Articles 3/8ths of an Adult Ration

Or as directed by the Surgeon, either 4 oz Rice or 3 oz of Sago in lieu of Salt Meat, 3 times week

Infants under one Year old do not receive any Ration; but the Surgeon is empowered to direct an Allowance of Water, for their use to be issued to their Mothers. No charge is made for their Passage.

The several Articles of Diet may be varied from time to time under the direction of the Surgeon, so as to promote the health and comfort of the passengers, especially of Children.


Contributed by Glenda Rattray: Copied from book Landfall NZ by June Neale


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