Theo Nicholls

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Theo Nicholls
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Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1944 – 30 June 1968
Personal details
Born (1893-04-12)12 April 1893
Wilmington, South Australia
Died 22 July 1977(1977-07-22) (aged 84)
Political party Labor

Theophilus Martin "Theo" Nicholls (21 August 1894 – 22 July 1977) was an Australian politician. Born in Wilmington, South Australia, he received a primary education before becoming a wharf labourer. He served in the military from 1915 to 1917 and was secretary of several unions including the Manufacturing Grocers' Employees Federation and the Wool and Basil Workers Federation.[1] He was active in a number of labour movement organisations, such as South Australian Trades and Labour Council, and was vice-president of the South Australian Labor Party. In 1943 he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for South Australia. He held the seat until his retirement in 1967. Nicholls died in 1977. His nephew, Martin Nicholls, was a Labor MP for Bonython 1963-1977.[2]


  1. ^ Millar, Ann (2010). "South Australian Senators". The Biography of the Australian Senate. 3. Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of New South Wales Press. pp. 185–188. ISBN 978-0-86840-996-2. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.