Her best known stage parts were Sylvia in For the Term of His Natural Life and Kate in Robbery Under Arms. She also performed many roles from Shakespeare and worked in England.
A contemporary described her as a better actress than her sister Rose:
Certainly she was the more forceful, physically, and vocally, but she was disqualified for high tragic roles by the fact that she had ridiculously small feet for a well developed woman, and used to walk in mincing and tottering steps in moments when rhythmic striding was needed.
Lily was staying in Williams St, West Melbourne when she took ill. Her husband was filming in Sydney and was going to take her to a private hospital when she died. According to contemporary reports, "her death occurred rather suddenly'.
Her mother died shortly after Lily died.
- Captain Midnight, the Bush King (1911)
- Captain Starlight, or Gentleman of the Road (1911)
- The Life of Rufus Dawes (1911)
- STAGE JOTTINGS. Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 50, 27 February 1915, Page 14
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- "REMINISCENCES OF THE STAGE". The Arrow. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 14 December 1917. p. 3. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
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- "DEATH OF EOSE DAMPIER". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 22 May 1919. p. 8. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- Richard Fotheringham, "Introduction", Robbery Under Arms by Alfred Dampier and Garnet Walch, Currency Press 1985
- "SOCIAL NOTES". The Leader. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 13 February 1915. p. 50 Section: WEEKLY. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
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- Lily Dampier on IMDb
- "Alfred Dampier" at Australian Variety Theatre Archive. (Accessed 19 January 2014)
- Lily Dampier's Australian theatre credits at AusStage
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