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.  

Jerilderie is the childhood home of Sir John Monash honoured military commander whose image adorns the Australian $100.00 Note. This wooden carving can be seen at nearby Barham. 

The Churches in Jerilderie are all 100 year plus establishments.

The Jerilderie Hotels are classic country pubs.

A visit to the museum will give a good insight to Ned Kelly’s activities.

The Jerilderie War Memorial is near the town lake.

Be sure to allow sufficient time to have a walk around this great town asset.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course