Bushranger Ned Kelly's Beveridge childhood home sold

Bushranger Ned Kelly's Beveridge childhood home sold
Bushranger Ned Kelly's Beveridge childhood home sold

The historic Victorian childhood home of Ned Kelly sold after weekend auction for $640,000.

It comes with bluestone heritage listed cottage on a 3.5 acre block of land with a second Federation-style home which was built in the back yard since its last sale in 1999 at around $95,000.

Andrew Bellino and Rocco Di Battista, at Ray White Craigieburn, had the offering at 44 Kelly Street Beveridge.

Located 40 kms from Melbourne, it has long been on Ned Kelly historical trail on the way to Glenrowan.

He says the cottage remains in its original condition. 

The boyhood house of Ned Kelly was built by his father in 1859, four years after his birth. According to Heritage Victoria, his brothers, Jim and Dan, and sister, Kate, were probably born there.

The house was added to the Victorian Register of Historic Buildings in 1992 with its design unusual in Victoria showing the Irish heritage of its builder. 

Property Observer gathers the buyers were a family from nearby Craigieburn who might seek other parties to pay for its refurbishment.

The preservation of Kelly Cottage had been flagged by the National Trust of Victoria chief executive Martin Purslow who told AAP.

'It's not necessary for the National Trust to own these buildings to look after them."'

Donations can be made online at www.savenedkellyshouse.com.au.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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