When traveling south from Banana (i.e. from well north) the traveler will pass through three towns before arriving at Miles; the next major centre. The first of these is Theodore. Prior to arriving though you will pass through some cotton growing country. This is a bit of an enigma, because Theodore is clearly a new mining town.
Our visit was eerie to say the least. A town of substance without people on a midday Monday.
The town - like the Canberra suburb - is named in honour of Labor politician Ted Theodore, Premier of Queensland (19191925) and Treasurer of Australia in the ministry of Prime Minister James Scullin (19291931).
Urban legend states that Theodore was designed by Walter Burley Griffin before he set on his task of designing the nation's capital. The huge roundabout (The Bull Ring) in the centre of town is held up a great example of Burley Griffin's design.
Theodore has numbered avenues rather than street names.
A visit is recommended, just to see if your visit is equally intriguing.