|Ned Kelly Tribute - Jerilderie NSW|
From inspiring the first feature film ever made (more recent remakes star Mick Jagger and Heath Ledger), numerous songs, and novels including Peter Carey's Booker Prize winning 'True History of the Kelly Gang', AND giving his name to an Aussie bakery pie (with various ingredients) Ned Kelly's name is big business.
|Ned Kelly Silhouette - a pale imitation of Bread Tin Ned!|
You construct an 8 ft high statue of Ned out of bread tins, of course!
If you were already thinking this - and why wouldn't you be? – it's my sad duty to inform you that you've been beaten to the punch by the Jerilderie Bakery. MUCH more striking than the numerous bushranger cut-outs scattered through Jerilderie's main streets that telegraph its bushranger credentials, this innovative and tasteful tribute is quite possibly the only one of its kind in the world*!
It's ironic that Jerilderie's livelihood doesn't actually depend on Ned's legacy – its position in the Southern Riverina, varied industry base, rich heritage and natural attractions make it a tourist drawcard in its own right.
While Ned's manifesto wasn't printed, and in fact remained hidden until 1930, Jerilderie gets the benefit of his intent to publish - thereby earning a unique place on the Ned Kelly tourist trail.
|Bread Tin Body Armour - would it have saved Ned Kelly??|
Although you can always fix that!!
*Please correct me if I'm wrong!