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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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