Rural Activities

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The main irrigated crop is cotton and nearly 40,000 bales are delivered annually to the Moura gin. Dryland crops include wheat, sorghum and mung beans.


Many cattle breeds are represented within the district and there are several studs which have national recognition.


Theodore has a sawmill with a capacity of 20,000m3 annually. The main species is Spotted Gum (C. Maculata). Interest in the private development of timber plantations in the district is increasing.


Theodore sits on a major thermal coal seam with identified reserves of about a billion tonnes. New mines and rail systems are being planned to bring production on line into the future. Evolution Gold Mine is nearby at Cracow

Sporting Heroes

For a small town of approximately 1200 people, we have turned out some famous names in the sporting arena.


Mal Anderson was US Open Singles Champion in 1957 and US Open Doubles Tennis Champion in 1958 and 1973. He was also successful in Davis Cup victories in 1957 and 1973.


Adrian Holmes represented Australia in the 1948 London Olympics. He fell and broke his ankle fighting off for a bronze medal. He was Qld and Australian Light-Heavyweight Champion in 1946 and 1947.

Rugby League

John Wittenberg went from playing for the local team, to a Rockhampton team from where he was selected to wear the maroon jersey for Qld. He was selected to represent Australia in the mid 1960’s and moved to Sydney to successfully play for St George.

Rugby Union

Rob Simmons made his debut for the Australian Wallabies in 2010. He currently plays for Qld Reds as Lock in the international Super Rugby competition. As a junior he represented Qld and Australian Schoolboys and Australian U19 sides.

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