Place Names Register Extract

Alex Gory Park

Extract date: 29/06/2022

Name Alex Gory Park
Type Designation Urban Park
Place Id 3004
Place Type Park or Cemetery
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 April 1991
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 49' S (Decimal degrees -13.81924)
Longitude: 131° 49' E (Decimal degrees 131.83222)
Locality / Suburb  
  Pine Creek
  Town of Pine Creek
Local Government Area  
  Victoria-Daly Shire Council
History/Origin Named after Alex Gory, who is believed to have been born in 1881 in southern Russia. He was conscripted to fight in the Russo-Japanese war in 1905. He left his home country in 1912 and travelled via Africa and New Guinea where he prospected for gold before settling in Brisbane for 3 years. He then moved north to Cairns and travelled the country as a peanut farmer, railway fettler and tin prospector. In 1953 he returned to Pine Creek, his adopted home town since 1915, and settled into his first home, a tin shed behind the bakery where he tended a vegetable garden and looked after Angora goats.

Gory died in February 1989, aged 107 years, a revered and respected pioneer of Pine Creek.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
10/04/1991 NTG14

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