Pine Creek


This headstone data comes from the small settlement of Pine Creek, on the Darwin-Katherine highway of the Northern Territory (the Stuart Highway). The cemetery is just to the east of the town itself, on the relatively new bypass, and close to where the as yet unbuilt rail will be laid.

It is a somewhat unkempt place, notable for some immense termite mounds within the fenced off area of the cemetery. It may also be considered as interesting that many of the headstones are constructed of a local stone that is virtually raw but for the quite excellent carvings on the one face of each.

It must at all times be realised that the Territory is a relatively new part of Australia in terms of formal records and artifacts, and thus cemeteries appear much more modern than elsewhere in Australia. It was not that people were not in the hot, fever-ridden swamps, but that when they died they were buried where they lay, or not at all.

In this listing all decipherable headstones are included, but there are many graves marked only by rusting steel crosses, with no indication of date or name.
Actual headstone data; + Data from other sources


  Surname: Ah Yu First names: Chun Lan Born: 11 Jan 1891 At: Died: 28 Feb 1958 At: Age: 67 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: With Jimmy Cheong Ah Yu (father?). 'beloved parent, grandparent and great-grandparents'.

  Surname: Ah Yu First names: Jimmy Cheong Born: 16 Mar 1855 At: Died: 15 May 1940 At: Age: 85 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: With Chun Lan Ah Yu. 'beloved parent, grandparent and great-grandparents'.

  Surname: Cain First names: Bill Born: 1904 At: Died: 1987 At: Age: 83 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Dowling First names: Ted Born: 1915 At: Died: 30 Aug 1931 At: Age: 16 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Duncan First names: Morag Born: 14 Sep 1951 At: Died: 24 Dec 1995 At: Age: 44 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Fay First names: Joseph P. Born: At: Died: 4 Sep 1970 At: Age: Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Frith First names: Frank Born: At: Died: 1 Jul 1918 At: Accidentally killed Age: Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: 'beloved husband of Mary'.

  Surname: Genat First names: Peter James Born: 3 Mar 1985 At: Died: 6 Dec 1986 At: Age: 1 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: Precious son of Ian Lindsay and June Genat, brother to Leah,Daniel and Markus'.

  Surname: Gory First names: Alex Born: 15 May 1882 At: Died: 18 Feb 1989 At: Age: 107 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Heers First names: Jessica Born: 1985 At: Died: 1999 At: Age: 14 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Hollis First names: Stan Born: 1904 At: Died: 1975 At: Age: 71 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Houston First names: Bill Born: 1919 At: Died: 1987 At: Age: 68 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Jacobsen First names: Bill Born: 1902 At: Died: 1936 At: Age: 34 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: Remembered by Dolly,Ethel and Rose.

  Surname: Jensen First names: Norm Born: 1912 At: Died: 1992 At: Age: 88 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: 'gone drovin'.

  Surname: Lee First names: Robert Howard Born: 1905 At: Died: 3 Sep 1981 At: Age: 76 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: 'erected by his family'.

  Surname: McCulloch First names: V. Born: 1932 At: Died: 1991 At: Age: 59 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: 'Here lies Shorty, rattlin' along, 40000 blowflies can't be wrong'.

  Surname: Miller First names: Graeme Robert ('Go-Fast') Born: 12 Apr 1955 At: Died: 2 Dec 1996 At: Age: 41 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Morrison First names: Craig Alistair Maclaine Born: 26 Aug 1960 At: Died: 24 Dec 1995 At: Age: 35 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Naughton First names: James Eugene Born: 1927 At: Died: 25 Aug 1987 At: Age: 60 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: 'husband of Sylvia (dec), father of Tommy,Jimmy and Heather'.

  Surname: Stevens First names: George Born: 1873 At: Died: 31 Jan 1937 At: Ketherine,NT Age: 64 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: 'my dear husband and our father'.

  Surname: Teague First names: P. Born: 1907 At: Died: 1985 At: Age: 78 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Woodman First names: Bill Born: At: Died: 7 Nov 1985 At: Age: Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments:

  Surname: Young First names: Albert George ('Bogga') Born: 1904 At: Died: 1983 At: Age: 79 Buried: Pine Creek, NT Comments: Husband of Mayse, father of Marlene,Russell,Darren,Glen, Leonie,Robert,Sandra and Susanne.
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