• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3662

Baker, Mary Ann

(1834 – 1905)
  • Born 1 January, 1834, Berrico New South Wales Australia
  • Died 31 December, 1905, Mudgee New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Bushranger


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.

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