Extract date: 24/10/2018
|Name||Alex Gory Park|
|Type Designation||Urban Park|
|Place Type||Park or Cemetery|
|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|
|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.