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Storey, Theo W. (1891–1956)

His many friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Theo W. Storey, of Werong, Yass, N.S.W., at his home on 20th November. Mr. Storey, who always attended to the preparation of his clip for market personally, was supervising the classing of the Werong wool when he took ill and died shortly afterwards.

The late Mr. Storey was a son of Sir David Storey, a well known figure in business circles in Sydney, and at one time a member of the Cabinet of the New South Wales Government. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and after doing a sheep and wool course at the Sydney Technical College gained further experience on stations owned by the late Sir Samuel McCaughey. Subsequently, he was part owner of Artesian Downs Station, Maxwelton, and bought Werong about 1919. He served with the Australian forces in World War I and was 65 years of age at the time of his death.

Theo Storey was keenly interested in the production of fine wool, and after beginning in a small way at Werong made outstanding progress by careful breeding and all-round skilful sheep husbandry. He developed the Werong clip into one of the best known fine wools produced in the State, and under the wartime appraisement scheme secured top price in New South Wales during the 1943-44 wool season and equalled top realisations in the 1941-42, 1942-43, and 1944-45 seasons.

He married Miss Dora Triggs, the daughter of the late A. B. Triggs, and is survived by his widow and one son, John.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 17 December 1956, p 1549 (view original)

Citation details

'Storey, Theo W. (1891–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/storey-theo-w-943/text944, accessed 25 September 2017.

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