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Dapto Lions Club


Dapto is only a 15 minute drive south from Wollongong. The village of Dapto was once a mining, timber cutting and farming community, and today is a large town with many shops, schools and beautiful parks.

Dapto is also well known for its greyhound racing a popular weekly activity. The Dapto show is an annual event which reflects the suburb's agricultural heritage.

One of the first references to the name Dapto was in instructions issued to Surveyor Knapp on 10 April 1829. Knapp was instructed "to survey ten 100 acre lots for veterans on Dapto Creek". In 1833 George Brown received a grant of 300 acres south of Mullet Creek. George Brown transferred the Ship Inn from Wollongong to Mullet Creek Farm in 1834 and thereby established the nucleus of Dapto.



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