Fr. Dunlea, of Sutherland. New South Wales, has followed the lead of Mgr. Flanagan, of Boys Town fame, in the United Stales. He started a little " town " for boys in his parish in 1939, when he gave four or five boys shelter in his presbytery.
Gradually this little Boys' Town in Australia attracted attention.
Offer of free medical and surgical treatment were made by Sydney doctors, and other experts offered to teach the boys farming. With the support of the Government and a generous public Fr. Dunlea and his boys had the great happiness of seeing the foundation-stone of a new Boys' Town placed in position by Mr. A. Muir. the Premier.
The Government of New South Wales made a contribution of £100 and other gifts amounted to £600 at the foundation ceremony. There are now forty boys in the " town," among whom arc two Australian aborigines.
A Boys' Town has also been established in the State of South Australia. This new institution is under the patronage of the Archbishop of Adelaide, and is in charge of the Brothers of St. John the Baptist.