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.
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.
Dave The Turning Cowboy