Broadwater house with chilling history goes under the hammer
A PIECE of history etched in the minds of Broadwater residents will go under the auctioneer's hammer next Saturday, April 27.
The Broadwater property owned by Jonathon Stenberg, the man charged with the beheading murder of Broadwater's Edward 'Ned' Kelly, is up for sale.
Stenberg's property, lot 3 Simmons St, shares a boundary with the property that was owned by the late Mr Kelly.
Listing agent, Shane Tasker, of Century 21 Real Estate at Ballina said the property had been on the market for the past month.
When he was contacted to sell the property, Mr Tasker said he was unaware of its history.
"I only found out the history of the property when I talked with neighbours a week after it was listed," he said.
"Anyone who has shown an interest I have told them about the history of the block."
The property features 1ha cleared; a dam and a 12 by 9m shed with a concrete floor and two large roller doors and is fenced on three boundaries.
Just 3.5 km to Broadwater Beach and a short drive to Evans Head and Ballina, Mr Tasker said the property would be ideal for a Broadwater sugar mill worker.
Mr Tasker said he had expected more interest in the property but was confident it would sell at auction.
He said he was expecting the property to sell for around $200,000.
"Jon did a bit to the property since he bought in by putting up a large shed and getting a dam dug," he said.
"The next door neighbour told me there was a lot of interest in the property locally because people knew it would be coming available.
Stenberg remains behind bars in a Sydney jail and will stand trial for Mr Kelly's murder in Sydney Supreme court on June 7.