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Jerilderie - Cities, Towns and Localities
Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of the Billabong Creek, the longest creek in Australia. Located on the popular tourist route, the ‘Newell Highway’, Jerilderie is considered as the gateway to the ‘Kidman Way’, an 800 km fully sealed outback highway that takes in outback towns of Griffith, Hillston, Cobar, Bourke and onwards into Queensland.

Jerilderie lays claim to being the only NSW town ever to be visited by the bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang.

In 1879, Ned Kelly and his gang laid siege to the township of Jerilderie over 3 days, during which time they cut the telegraph wires, held more than 30 local residents hostage, locked the police in their own cell and relieved the Bank of NSW of more than £2,140.

It was to a teller at the bank that Ned Kelly handed over his famous ‘Jerilderie Letter’, in which he attempted to justify his actions and air his grievances against the Victorian police, whom he called

‘the brutal and cowardly conduct of a parcel of big ugly fat-necked wombat headed big bellied magpie legged narrow hipped splaw-footed sons of Irish Bailiffs or English landlords’.

Check out the ‘Jerilderie Letter Event’ website for a full transcript of the ‘Jerilderie Letter’.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Jerilderie Visitor Information Centre
‘The Willows’, 11 Powell Street
Ph: 03 5886 1666
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Jerilderie Events

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Jerilderie Letter Event
• February 8th-10th
• The Jerilderie Letter Event commemorates the 1879 raid on Jerilderie by Ned Kelly, Dan Kelly, Steven Hart and Joe Byrne. The raid took place between Saturday February 8th and Monday February 10. During the raid, the Gang robbed the Bank of New South Wales of 2140 pounds, held more than 30 local residents hostage and locked the police in their own cell.

While the thirty hostages were detained in the Royal Mail Hotel, Ned Kelly addressed them, saying police persecution had led to the deaths of the three policemen at Stringybark Creek and the subsequent activities of the Gang.

Ned Kelly tried to locate the editor of the Jerilderie Newspaper, Mr Sam Gill, saying he wanted him to publish his account of the events of the past eleven years. Ned tried to hand the now famous 'Jerilderie Letter' to Mrs. Gill who refused to take it, upon which bank teller Mr. Edward Living offered to take custody of the letter until Mr. Gill's return when it could then be published.

Mr. Living did not give the manuscript to Mr. Gill but kept it himself; and it did not resurface until more than 100 years after the event.

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Jerilderie Tours

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Ned Kelly Touring Route and Map
• This brochure/map is available from the any one of the following  listed visitors centres:
  • Melbourne (Federation Square)
  • Albury Wodonga (Lincoln Causeway)
  • Beechworth (Town Hall, Ford St)
  • Benalla (14 Mair St)
  • Euroa (Old Hume Hwy)
  • Jerilderie ( 11 Powell St)
  • Mansfield (167 Maroondah Hwy)
  • Nagambie (145 High St)
  • Rutherglen (57 Main St)
  • Wangaratta (100-104 Murphy St)
  • Old Melbourne Gaol and
  • RACV shops

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Jerilderie Distance

Distance to Jerilderie
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Jerilderie:
Finley 36.4
Albury 159.0
Deniliquin 95.2
Echuca, VIC 171.4
Moama 169.3
Shepparton, VIC 137.0
Sydney 618.1
Tocumwal 57.4
Wagga Wagga 166.8
West Wyalong 245.2
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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