Welcome to the Queensland Parliament web site - accessibility access keys available by clicking here or by using access key 9, sitemap available under access key 2Skip to Main Content or by using access key 0View Access KeysGo to sitemapGo to useful linksGo to contact usGo to latest sitting weekGo to current members listView Access KeysRemote Access


Theodore, Stephen

View print friendly version


Birth Date: 1883 (Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

Death Date: 17 October 1950 (Tully, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Basil Theodore and Annie (nee Tanner)

Family: Margaret Wallace in 1900 in Kalgoorlie, 4 sons, 3 daughters

Education: Le Febre's Peninsula Public School, South Australia

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: Stephen's brother, Edward Granville Theodore represented the seat of Woothakata 1909-1912 and Chillagoe 1912-1925


Banana grower, Euromo, Tully, 1950; Director and Chairman, Tully mill; Sugar grower, Tully, 1923; Agricultural worker; Winding-engine driver, Kalgoorlie goldfields; Prospector, Pilbarra goldfields; 1st Class driver's certificate, 1904; Engine driver, Murchison goldfields, Western Australia; Goldminer, Murchinson, Western Australia, 1900; Miner, Broken Hill, New South Wales, 1899

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Herbert 9 Nov 1940 29 Apr 1950 By-election

Additional Information

Notes: Secretary and President, Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Union (Kalgoorlie branch). Member: Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Union, 1900; Australian Workers Union. Mr Theodore won the seat of Herbert in a by-election on 9 Nov 1940. However, as that parliament was dissolved on 28 Feb 1941, he did not actually sit in it. He was elected for Herbert at the next election and in that parliament he made his first speech

Sources: Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, First session of the 32nd Parliament, V.198, pp. 727-728 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer); Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Address in Reply, First session of the 29th Parliament, V.CLXXVII, pp. 74-77 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 25 July 2017]