Food prices rose sharply in Canberra in 12 months, an article from this day in 1967 reported.
In the nation's capital, there was a 6.7 per cent rise in the food group index figures from September 1966 to the same month in 1967.
In September 1967, two pounds of bread in Canberra cost 20 cents, a half pound packet of tea was 31.3 cents and a dozen eggs was 61 cents.
While most produce became more expensive from June to September in this year, two pounds of self-raising flour dropped from 19.2 to 18.9 cents, and seven pounds of potatoes went from 55 cents to 50.9 cents.
A quart of fresh bottled milk rose two cents from June to September, costing 22 cents by the latter month.
But the biggest rise in the food group index figures across Australia's capital cities was in Hobart, which had a 10.2 per cent increase.
Melbourne was next with 7.9 per cent.
Canberra was in third place, slightly ahead of Adelaide.
The city of churches food group index figures rose 6.6 per cent.