Bakers Creek

Bakers Creek, a residential locality, is 9 km south-west of central Mackay. It was named after John T. Baker who was appointed as customs officer to the new port of Mackay in 1863. Baker also served as harbour master, a justice of the peace and as a police magistrate.

The Bakers Creek waterway has headwaters in the vicinity of the Pleystowe sugar mill in the Pioneer Valley and enters the ocean as an inland bay. The township is at the point where the Bruce Highway intersects with the North Coast railway line. Its railway station (1913) was named Dundula.


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