William Baker

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Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Baker arrived at Warrenheip in 1855, then moved to Ballarat. He was a partner of George Black in a quartz crushing venture. Baker saw the Welcome Nugget wheeled up the street in a wheelbarrow on its way to the Unicorn Hotel. Baker later had a claim called the Ophir Gold Mining Company. He witnessed the burning of the United States Hotel nd the Montezuma Theatre.

See also

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.[1]


  1. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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