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Overview Bakers Creek is a rural town and a coastal locality in the Mackay Region, situated eight kilometres south of the city of Mackay. According to the 2016 census, 1,161 residents call Bakers Creek their home.
Bakers Creek's localities are Racecourse, Ooralea, Paget, Te Kowai, Sandiford, Rosella, and McEwens Beach. The Coral Sea is located at the east of the suburb.
Living in Bakers Creek Bakers Creek is predominantly a residential locality. The town's creek offers some of the best fishing spots in the Mackay Region; however, anglers are warned about the wild crocodiles also living here.
Some facilities in the town is a primary school (Dundula State School), a motel, a caravan park and other local businesses.
Baker Creek's primary industry is a large processing plant owned by Thomas Borthwick & Sons. The said plant supplies local markets in Australia and also exports to countries such as China, Japan, the U.S., and some countries in Europe.
History of Bakers Creek The town was named after the creek in the area - Bakers Creek, which was then named in honour of John I. Baker, who became a customs officer of Mackay in 1863. The first school in the town opened in 1922, and a post office was established after five years.
A tragic event took place in the town in 1943, when a USAAF aircraft crashed in Bakers Street that took the lives of 40 people. The said incident is considered to be Australia's worst aviation disaster to date. A memorial of this event was erected in 1981 in the town's community hall.
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