Baker, Harold

Notable sportsman who won three New South Wales swimming championships in 1906 and captained the Australian water polo team. He played Rugby football for Australia three times against New Zealand. He also won boxing and wrestling championships and worked as a boxing referee. Once described as a 'man with a marble mouth and a jaw of steel. A man of ice with frozen eyes and a frozen voice', he became famous for his role in the Coogee Beach surf rescue of 1911.

Milestone
Born
Sydney
29 Sep 1887
Died
Woollahra, Sydney
17 Oct 1962
Name
Birth
Baker, William Harold
Occupation
Position
1900 - 1910
28 Jan 1911