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West Dapto Catholic cemetery : the early families / Wendy and Terry Nunan.
Call No: B7/11/461(a)
Author: Nunan, Wendy E, author. ; Nunan, Terence D, author. ;
Publisher: Haywards Bay, NSW : Wendy E. Nunan and Terence D. Nunan 2019
Subject: Dapto Catholic Cemetery (Dapto, N.S.W.) ; Cemeteries - New South Wales - Dapto. ; Registers of births, etc. - New South Wales - Dapto. ; Dapto (N.S.W.) Genealogy. ; Dapto (N.S.W.) - History. ; New South Wales - vital records, cemetery ; Australia - New South Wales ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 31 cm.
Notes: "Standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before". "Printed by University of Wollongong Printery"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (page 10) and index.
Public Note: Purchase
Summary: PART ONE -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Contributors and references -- Summary lists of burials and memorials -- Headstone grid reference -- Summary lists of burials for second publication -- Land ownership in Dapto and Albion Park -- Early roads 0 their non-existence and their creation -- A short history of the cemetery and nearby land -- Illawarra Harbour and land corporation. A brief synopsis -- Dairying in the Dapto District 1880-1940's and the comping of the Dapto Water Supply 1913-1920 -- Reed Park Recreation Ground 1892-1929 -- The Dapto Regattas 1857-1925 -- Biographies Abberton, James - Hore, John (beginning)

After five years research and preparation, this two part publication provides over 1400 pages of general Dapto history and detailed biographies of 606 members of early Dapto families, plus full details on their spouses, and short biographies of their children. General Dapto History features a 52 page chapter on the history of the local Dairy Industry (including Dapto 6 dairy factories), the coming of the Dapto water supply, the development of Reed Park, the Lake Illawarra Regattas, the Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation scheme, and a review of local land ownership with numerous maps indicating who lived where, both on the land and in the town. Over 2000 land transaction summaries document the land ownership of those biographed. Biographies include the full life stories of renowned Dapto publicans John Reed and P.J. Curry, as well as businessman J.J. Vining, and include some 8 people who changed their name to hide their past.

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