Gordon Pearce

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Gordon Pearce
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Australia
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City Team competition

Gordon Charles Pearce (born 10 January 1934 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India) is a field hockey player who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics, in the 1960 Summer Olympics, and in the 1968 Summer Olympics for Australia.[1][2]

Pearce is the fourth of five brothers who represented Australia in hockey in the 1950s and 1960s.

In later life Pearce became a senior public servant within the Western Australian Public Service: In 1987 he was chief executive of the office of the Premier of Western Australia[3] and in 1990 was appointed Chief Executive to the WA Inc Royal Commission by premier Carmen Lawrence.[4] In 1995 he was appointed a member in the general division of the Order of Australia.[5]


  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Compendium: Official Australian Olympics Statistics 1896-2002". Australian Olympic Committee. 
  3. ^ "History of the Department of Premier and Cabinet 1829 – 2012" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2012. p. 8. 
  4. ^ "Report 1 of the Royal Commission" (PDF). State Law Publisher. 26 October 2000. 
  5. ^ "PEARCE, Gordon Charles". Its An Honour - Government of Australia.