Jerilderie is another of the NSW/ Murray River towns the traveler will encounter on the trip west towards Mildura. When doing the journey is sure to allow an overnight for this town.
The name Jerilderie is from the Jeithi Tribe who habitated 13,000 square kilomtres of the area.
The birth of the town of Jerilderie itself is traced to the establishment of a house and store by John Carractacus Powell in 1854. He was apparently encouraged and assisted by the Kennedy Family to establish his home and business in what is known today as Powell Street, Jerilderie.
Jerilderie is a farming centre; the area around Jerilderie produces a quarter of all tomatoes grown in Australia, as well as being a prime Merino stud region.
Jerilderie is also the home of the biannual Ned Kelly weekend, the Jerilderie Letter Event. This event was first held in 2006. Jerilderie was visited by Ned Kelly and his gang in 1879. The outlaws captured the town's two policemen and imprisoned them in their own cell before dressing in the police uniforms.