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Pens dating back to Ned Kelly

A little Ned Kelly history.

These pen pencil sets are a limited resource. If you would like a set please in box me as I am making these to order.

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At $$$ a pair this pen pencil set pictured below is destined for America.

Situated in the Main Street of Jerilderie the building that served as a residence also housed the printing press for the Jerilderie and Urana Gazette. Steeped in history this building is most well known for its association with the Kelly Gang

Jerilderie's printing press was one of the prime attractions thar bought the Kelly Gang to the town, as it would enable them to print the 7,500 word letter (later known as the Jerilderie Letter) that Ned had dictated to fellow gang member Joe Byrne.

Ned Kelly and his gang held the town up over 3 days as he was in Jerilderie from 8th - 10th February 1879. When Ned attended the printery Samuel Gill the then editor and printer was absent so his letter was left with bank accountant Edwin Living to hand on for printing. This never happened in Ned's life time.

In recent years the Jerilderie Shire had the building renovated and repaired. As part of this some of the original floor was pulled up and replaced. This old floor which was essentially sitting on the ground. The Murray Pine boards were rescued from the local tip so a little of Kelly history can live on.

Please note that each pen is turned fee hand and there is variation in design from set to set. Some timber will have more character than others.

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Way to go Dave , good skills mate .
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Nice looking pen set. Love the background story.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-17-2014, 12:34 PM
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nice work and story
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Wow, really cool piece of history! I read Peter Carey's novel True History of the Kelly Gang last summer and loved every page of it. I know it's "historical fiction" so I don't know how much is history and how much is fiction, but what a great story. In the novel, Ned Kelly is the narrator and I know Carey used the Jerilderie Letter to capture Kelly's voice, language and style. One of the best books I've read in recent years.

The pen and pencil are beautiful and a fitting way to use the rescued wood. Very nice!
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I should have added ... Jerilderie is apparently the only town in NSW that the Kelly Gang is reported to have visited as they stayed in Victoria. Ned Kelly is also reported to be the only Australian Bush Ranger who penned reason as to why he did what he did.

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Wonderful set of pens! Great design, the blank is beautiful and well finished. There's a great story behind the wood and making the set is a great reminder and tribute. Great job!
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