John Baker - 1871

Trial Year1871
First NameJohn
Last NameBaker
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Conviction date18.12.1871
OffenceMurder? Robbery under arms?
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Location of OffenceMount Gibbs
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ExecutedY
Location ExecutedBathurst
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Sentence CommentBushranger: bushman and excellent rider with Wiliam Bertam Stuck up the Mount Murchison Station and stole a number of horses in 1868; then Cobham's station beyond Wilcannia taking clothing, supplies, money, reolvre and horses; from a Poolamacca resident stolea very well-bred horse, as well as other robberies on the road and entering homes; In Oct 1869 on Barrier Ranges bailed up a long hawker, Charles Young, whom they brutally murdered;Bertram was captured and tried in Bathurst and hanged; Baker returned to SA to district where he had spent some years as a youth, recognised , extradicted to NSW, tried sentenced and hanged in Bathurst in 1871
DeterminationExecuted
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Source NoteMendham, Roy, Dictionary of Australian Bushrangers, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1975, p. 3 TM's bushranger paper
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