Theodore is a Canberra suburb in the district of Tuggeranong. It is named after Edward Glanville Theodore (1884-1950), a Queensland premier and deputy Prime Minister, and was gazetted on 5 August 1975. Streets are named after people involved with the civilian war effort during the world wars. The main street through the suburb is named after Sir Lawrence Wackett KBE, DFC, AFC, who is widely regarded as the ‘father of the Australian aircraft industry’.

It is next to the suburbs of Conder and Calwell. It is bounded by the Monaro Highway and Tharwa drive. Located in the suburb is Theodore Primary School and a neighbourhood oval. It borders on Tuggeranong Hill and the Canberra Nature Park of Tuggeranong Hill nature reserve.

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