Mr Theophilus William John KEAST (1872 - 1938)**
- Date of Birth: 06/06/1872
- Place of Birth: Creswick, Victoria
- Date of Death: 16/09/1938
- Place of Death: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||25 Oct 1930||18 May 1932||1yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)|
|Member for Ashburnham||25 Oct 1930||18 May 1932||1yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)|
29th (1930 - 1932)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). First secretary of Parkes League.
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1913
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer. Arrived in Parkes at an early age with parents; engine driver on quartz crushing batteries and water main construction; lost an eye in accident; established a bakery in 1903; sold out in 1910 and established a bakery in Bogan Gate; engaged in stock and station agency as Kearney and Keast and on own account from 1914 until 1918; farmer at Bogan Gate, Trundle and Parkes, executive member of Hospital Association of New South Wales; chairman of Parkes District Hospital Board; Good Templar; Sunday School teacher.
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Parkes from 1925 until 1931, 1933 until 1938, Mayor from 1929 until 1930; member of Local Government Association.
Son of Robert Keast, carter, and Mary Jane Gregg. Unmarried. Methodist. Funeral at Parkes cemetery from Methodist church.
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