About Father Thomas Dunlea
Father Thomas Dunlea was an Irish-Australian Catholic priest. He was known for his work with vulnerable youth and alcoholics. In the 1930s, after discovering that some parishioners were living rough, he set about caring for the homeless boys among them. In 1940, he established a permanent shelter which he named Boys’ Town. In 2010, the shelter was renamed the Dunlea Centre in Father Thomas’s honour.
- Street address:Dunlea Centre, 35A Waratah Road, Engadine 2233
- Wheelchair accessible
- Welfare and humanitarianism