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Plaque dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the flood of June 22nd 1867. Eight members of the Baker Family, along with a neighbour Frederic Smith who came to their rescue, perished.
Isaac Daniel Baker, was a shepherd who, at the age of 19, had been transported to Australia in 1833 for the crime of “stealing one watch the value of two pounds and ten shillings”. After receiving his Certificate of Freedom in 1841, Isaac married, had nine children, took a job as a shepherd for a squatter named Blunden and settled with his family in their shepherd’s hut close to the Macquarie River at Burrendong, NSW. On the 22nd June 1867, Bakers wife and seven of their children perished when their home was engulfed by floodwaters. Frederic Smith, a neighbour , who had attempted to rescue the family also died.
|Address:||Fashions Mount Road, Lake Burrendong State Park, Mumbil, 2820|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.681355|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 22nd June, 2008|
Dedicated to the memory of those who perished in
"The Bakers Flood"
22nd June 1867
Mary Ann Baker , 43 years
Daniel Baker, 12 years - Henry Shadrach Baker 11 years
John Isaac Baker 4yrs, 9mths - Thomas Edwin Baker 2 years, 9mths
Mary Elizabeth Baker, 9 mths
Mr Frederic Smith - a neighbour
Plaque placed by descendants of Cecilia Baker - survivor