Vera Dampier, an actress, to-day petitioned for a divorce from Alfred Julian Dampier, ac- tor, on the grounds of desertion
Prior to the marriage on December 14, 1905, Mrs. Dampier had an engagement with the Williamson Theatrical Company, and Dampier was at the time living with his parents at an hotel at Rushcutter Bay, Sydney. His par- ents were appearing professionally on the stage in Sydney. The parties were secretly married in Pitt-street, Sydney, and, by ar- rangement, the marriage was kept a secret. The parties had never lived together.
Mr. Justice Hodges granted a decree nisi with costs.