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Baker, Mary Ann (1834 - 1905)

Born
1834
Berrico, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1905
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Bushranger

Summary

Mary Ann Baker was the daughter of Charlotte, an Aboriginal woman, and James Brigg, a convict shepherd. It was Baker who helped the notorious Captain Thunderbolt (Fred Ward) to escape imprisonment on Cockatoo Island, and who accompanied him in his outlaw life in northern New South Wales.

Sources used to compile this entry: Radi, Heather (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press, Sydney, 1988, 258 pp. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-78644.

Barbara Lemon

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