| Alfred Dampier|
| Robbery Under Arms|
| May 23, 1908, Paddington, Australia|
Captain Starlight, or Gentleman of the Road
Lily Dampier, Rose Dampier, Alfred Dampier Junior
Mary Dampier, John Dampier
Thomas Alexander Browne, Marcus Clarke, Raymond Longford
Alfred Dampier Wikipedia
Alfred Dampier (1843 – 23 May 1908) was an English-born actor-manager and playwright, active in Australia.
Dampier was born in Horsham, Sussex, England, the son of John Dampier, builder, and his wife Mary, née Daly. Dampier had a stage career in Manchester before moving to Melbourne, Australia in 1873. Dampier soon formed his own company and often produced plays with an Australian theme. Dampier staged five plays by Francis Rawdon Chesney Hopkins from 1876-82. Dampier adapted For the Term of His Natural Life (1886), Robbery Under Arms (1890) and The Miner's Right (1891).
The two roles Dampier was most associated with in his lifetime was Jean Valjean in Valjean, an adaptation of Les Misérables, and Captain Starlight from Robbery Under Arms.
Dampier died in Paddington, Sydney on 24 May 1908.
Dampier was survived by his wife, one son and two daughters. His daughter Lily Dampier was a noted actor in her own right, and married actor and director Alfred Rolfe, who adapted several of Dampier's plays to the screen.
Lily Dampier died in 1915. Dampier's wife died shortly afterwards from a stroke while touring America with her other daughter Rose and son Fred. Rose Dampier died while on tour in Nebraska in 1919.
Dampier's son Fred was also an actor although he was never has successful as his father, sisters or brother in law. Fred had a secret marriage to another actor, Vera in 1905.Valjean (1869) – adaptation of Les Misérables
Faust and Marguerite (1873) – adapted from the legends
Saint or Sinner (1876)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1879)
The Nihilists (1880)
Under the Southern Cross (1885)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1886) – with John F Sheridan, adapted from the novel
Our Emily (1886)
An English Lass (1886) – filmed as The Romantic Story of Margaret Catchpole (1912)
For the Term of His Natural Life (1886) – with Thomas Somers, adapted from the novel – later filmed as The Life of Rufus Dawes (1911)
Marvellous Melbourne (1886) – with J H Wrangham and Thomas Somers
Shamus O'Brien (1889)
East Lynn (1889)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1890) – with Garnet Walch, adapted from the novel
Robbery Under Arms (1890) – with Garnet Walch, adapted from the novel – later filmed in 1911
For Love and Life (1890)
The Miner's Right (1891)
The Scout (1891)
The Trapper (1891)
This Great City (1891)
For Love and Life (1891)
Wilful Murder (1892)
Help One Another (1892)
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1896)
To the West (1896)
The Bush King (1901) – rewrite of 1893 play – filmed in 1911