Bushranger Ned Kelly's Beveridge childhood home listed

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

The historic Victorian childhood home of Ned Kelly has been listed for 20 September auction.

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, have 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. It comes with features of minor architectural interest, including elegant iron grates and wood-grained ledged and braced doors.

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. The homestead is of cultural importance because it was the childhood home of Ned Kelly to 1863.

Historian Brad Webb says the Kelly homestead at Beveridge, Victoria, comprises a two room timber cottage built by Ned’s father John “Red” Kelly in January 1859.

"It was a typical Irish style of cottage with an earthen floor and drainage running between rooms.

"The bluestone chimney dominated the house."

The agents decline to put a value on the offering, although Property Observer notes the street's highest acreage house has been $850,000.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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