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The bridge commemorates Robert Leslie Baker (1913 - 1986), who was the Chairman of the Gayndah Shire Council from 1961 to 1970, for his services to the citrus industry and the community.


Address:Burnett Highway, Les Baker Bridge, Gayndah, 4625
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.623139
Long: 151.608707
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th September, 1990
Front Inscription

Burnett River
Les Baker Bridge

Plaque :

"Les Baker Bridge"

Named in honour of Robert Leslie Baker M. B. E.
1913 - 1986

Chairman Gayndah Shire Council 1961 - 1970

For his service to the Citrus Industry and the community.

R. J. Slatter  Shire Clerk
S. R. Ping    Shire Chairman

8th September, 1990


Inscription in Proximity

Burnett Highway

Burnett River Bridge

Officially opened by the Honourable Tom Burns M.L.A., Deputy Premier, Minister for Housing and Local Government

8 September 1990

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au