Theodore is a town in Queensland, Australia, situated on the Dawson River. The town - like the Canberra suburb - is named in honour of Labor politician Ted Theodore, Premier of Queensland (1919–1925) and Treasurer of Australia in the ministry of Prime Minister James Scullin (1929–1931). Theodore is located just off the Leichhardt Highway 565 km north-west of the state capital, Brisbane. The town's economy is closely linked to coal mining - Theodore is at the southern end of Queensland's coal-rich Bowen Basin. At the 2001 census, Theodore had a population of 453. [1 ]
Theodore is located within the
Banana Shire local government area.
In March 2010 the Dawson River
flooded, causing significant economic damage to the town. On 28 December 2010, a [2 ] second flood forced evacuation of the town, with the level of the Dawson River exceeding 14.6 metres. [3 ]
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