Strange and bizarre it may seem, but two of our latest mailboxes have guns!
Not real guns of course, but if one is to have Ned Kelly standing at your gate, he would look a bit out of place without his gun!
Ned Kelly was an infamous bushranger who used to frequent the mountain ranges in northern Victoria in Australia. A much feared highwayman and murderer in his time, he was known to all by his rather bizarre armour.
Getting about with the equivalent of a tin can on his head, he managed to frighten a lot of people as he went about his life of crime.
Ultimately, the law caught up with him and he met his end while incarcerated in a gaol. For more information on Ned and his life of crime, Wikipedia has some interesting facts.
A rather odd person to have as a national ‘hero’, Kelly was famous well before he died and his fame has not diminished over time. The fascination with this man and his amazing life is evident in these photos – some of his more modern fans have their own Ned Kelly mailboxes! These three different versions were spotted in the same district (nowhere near where he lived!), all on the same trip.
Would you create a mailbox which celebrated a villain or do you think it would be rather bad taste?
The makers of these mailboxes have done a great job. There is no doubt that they are all outstanding Ned Kelly tributes!
Do you know of any unusual or quirky mailboxes? How about posting an article about them and adding them to our collection. You will find all the others listed on the Amazing Mailbox Quest main page and some instructions on how to link your post to the collection.