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Monsignor Steele Plaque
Monsignor Steele Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Plaque commemorates Monsignor Steele the founder of Boystown in Beaudesert. 

Steele had been inspired by the movie Boys Town (1938) in which Fr Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) of Omaha, Nebraska, had guided many boys through difficult times.  When the property, Beauparc, on the outskirts of Beaudesert, came up for sale in 1959, he purchased it with government assistance.  Boys Town, with accommodation for eighty-four boys under the care of the De La Salle Brothers, was opened two years later.


Address:Telemon Street (Mt Lindesay Highway), Jubilee Park, Beaudesert, 4285
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.989444
Long: 152.994444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Erected to the memory of
Monsignor O.B.Steele OBE
Parish Priest of St Marys, Beaudesert.
Founder of Boystown. Rat Of Tobruk.
Friend to all, especially those in need.
Revered by Beaudesert Shire Residents
  of all races and creeds

Source: MA
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