Dampier, William (1652-1715)

Also known as
Dampier, (William), (Captain) (1651-1715)
Dampier, Guillaume (1651-1715)
Dampier, Guillaume (1652-1715)
Dampier, William (1651-1715)
Field of activity
Seaman; Author; Explorer
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Biographies

William Dampier (1651-1715), seaman and author, was baptized on 5 September 1651, the son of a tenant farmer of East Coker, Somerset, England. After participating in various trading and privateering ventures...

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William Dampier commanded an expedition to the South Pacific which discovered the Dampier Archipelago and the Dampier Strait.

Fought in the Anglo-Dutch War in 1672-3. Became planter in the West Indies and a buccaneer against the Spanish Caribbean colonies (1679-81). Wrote a valuable hydrographic treatise. Commanded an expedition to the South Pacific which discovered the Dampier Archipelago and the Dampier Strait. He also named the island of New Britain.

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Lloyd, Christopher, 1906-. William Dampier. London, 1966 provides evidence that Dampier's birth date was 1651.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Dampier, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. William Dampier: Pre-Linnean Explorer, Naturalist, Buccaneer
    Williams, Gary C.
    Published: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 2004
    Series: Impact of Travels on Scientific Knowledge, 146-166
  3. William Dampier, 1651-1715
    Baer, Joel H.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. A New Voyage Round the World: the Journal of an English Buccaneer
    Dampier, William
    Published: Hummingbird Press, London, 1998
  5. William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's First Natural Historian
    George, Alex S.
    Published: Blooming Books, Hawthorn, Victoria, 1999
  6. Dampier, William (1651-1715)
    Bach, J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 277-278
  7. The plants seen and collected in north-western Australia by William Dampier
    George, A. S.
    Published: 1971
    Series: Western Australian Naturalist, 11, 173-8
  8. The historical context and influence of William Dampier's hydrographic science
    Williams, Gary C.
    Published: 2015
    Series: The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, 37, 1, 53-81
  9. A brief Dampier chronology
    McCarthy, M.
    Published: 2015
    Series: The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, 37, 1, i-xii
  10. William Dampier as a natural historian
    George, Alex
    Published: 2015
    Series: The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, 37, 1, 36-52
  11. Dampier's monkey: the South Seas Voyages of William Dampier
    Mitchell, Adrian
    Published: Wakefield Press, Kent Town, S.A., 2011
  12. William Dampier: Science, Exploration and Literary Influence, including his Hydrographic Treatise of 1699
    Williams, Gary C.
    Published: 2008
    Series: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciece, Series 4, 59, 14, 533-663

Resources by William Dampier (114)

  1. William Dampier. Freibeuter 1683-1691 : Tagebuch eines Weltumseglers und Piraten
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    Languages: German
    At National Library
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  2. At sea with pirates / William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    At Toowoomba City
    At sea with pirates / William Dampier
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  3. Journal
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1984-1991 ]
    At National Library
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  4. A voyage to New Holland &c., in the year, 1699 : wherein are described ... the course to New Holland, Shark's Bay, the Isles and coast &c of New Holland ... / by William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1703 ]
    Possibly online
    At RAHS Library
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  5. Freibeuter 1683-1691 : Tagebuch eines Weltumseglers und Piraten / William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    Languages: German
    At WA State Library
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  6. A new voyage round the world : describing particularly the isthmus of America, several coasts and islands of the West Indies, the Isles of Cape Verd ... their soil, rivers, harbours, plants, fruits, animals, and inhabitants, their customs, religion, ...
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1703 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  7. The voyages and adventures of Capt. William Dampier : wherein are described the inhabitants, manners, customs, trade, harbours, soil, animals, vegetables, &c. of the principal countries, islands, &c. of Asia, Africa, and America
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1769-1776 ]
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  8. A new voyage round the world : describing particularly the Isthmus of America ... the Isle of Guam one of the Ladrones, Mindanao, and the Philippine and East-India islands ... New Holland, Sumatra, Nicobar Isles
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1697 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. A voyage to New Holland, &c, in the year 1699 : wherin are described ... the course to New Holland, Shark's Bay, the Isles and coast of New Holland ... / by William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1729 ]
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  10. A new voyage round the world : describing particularly the Isthmus of America ... the Isle of Guam one of the Ladrones, Mindanao, and other Philippine and East India Islands ... New Holland, Sumatra, Nicobar Isles / by William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1699 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  1. William Dampier. Freibeuter 1683-1691 : Tagebuch eines Weltumseglers und Piraten
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    Languages: German
    At National Library
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  2. At sea with pirates / William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    At Toowoomba City
    At sea with pirates / William Dampier
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  3. Journal
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1984-1991 ]
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  4. A voyage to New Holland &c., in the year, 1699 : wherein are described ... the course to New Holland, Shark's Bay, the Isles and coast &c of New Holland ... / by William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1703 ]
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  5. Freibeuter 1683-1691 : Tagebuch eines Weltumseglers und Piraten / William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    Languages: German
    At WA State Library
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  6. A new voyage round the world : describing particularly the isthmus of America, several coasts and islands of the West Indies, the Isles of Cape Verd ... their soil, rivers, harbours, plants, fruits, animals, and inhabitants, their customs, religion, ...
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1703 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  7. The voyages and adventures of Capt. William Dampier : wherein are described the inhabitants, manners, customs, trade, harbours, soil, animals, vegetables, &c. of the principal countries, islands, &c. of Asia, Africa, and America
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1769-1776 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  8. A new voyage round the world : describing particularly the Isthmus of America ... the Isle of Guam one of the Ladrones, Mindanao, and the Philippine and East-India islands ... New Holland, Sumatra, Nicobar Isles
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1697 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. William Dampier : buccaneer, explorer, hydrographer, 1651-1751 [sic]
    Cockburn, Elizabeth O. (Elizabeth Ormerod)
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At WA State Library
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  10. A voyage to New Holland, &c, in the year 1699 : wherin are described ... the course to New Holland, Shark's Bay, the Isles and coast of New Holland ... / by William Dampier
    Dampier, William, 1652-1715
    [ Book : 1729 ]
    Possibly online
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  1. DAMPIER.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 7 September 1889 p 7 Article
    ... saw and heard. Why, in perhaps the English Men of Action: William Dampier, By W. Clark Russell. London ... DAMPIER. Assuredly no roll of noteworthy Englishmen could omit the name of Dampier; but is he ... 3695 words
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  2. Dampier.
    Daily Standard (Brisbane, Qld. : 1912 - 1936) Saturday 10 August 1929 p 11 Article
    ... afterthought the name of William Dampier. The latest volume of the excellent "Golden Hind Series" tells Dampier ... Wilkinson and his "William Dampier'' (Lane) is a remarkably sympathetic and, intimate study of the man, and ... 114 words
    • Text last corrected on 22 March 2018 by gbuck
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  3. WILLIAM DAMPIER.
    Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express (Vic. : 1911 - 1916) Friday 24 May 1912 p 1 Article
    ... WILLIAM DAMPIER. By Nellie McQuillan, Grade III. William Dampier was the first Englishman to come ... 64 words
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  1. Dampier, William Cecil, (Sir) (1867-1952)
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  2. Dampier, Alfred (1843-1908)
    actor-manager; Actor; Artistic Director; Director; Playwright; Actor-manager; Adaptor; Stage Director; Entrepreneur; Producer; Scriptwriter
    ... Shakespeare, William ... Alfred Dampier (1843-1908), actor-manager, was born on 28 February 1843 at Horsham, Sussex, England ... Came to Australia in 1873. Died in Sydney. Alfred Dampier is an English Actor, Artistic Director ...
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  3. Dampier, Rose (-1919)
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    ... Shakespeare, William ... Daughter of Alfred Dampier Snr. Performed late 1800's. Rose Dampier is an English Actor, Singer who ...
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  1. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of William Carruthers, of Coola Grove, Wongonga River, in the County of Dampier, road surveyor. FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD MEETINGS.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 21 August 1863 [Issue No.163] p 1841

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    ... t« the Sunreme Court of New South Wales, IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of William ... Carruthcrs, of Coola j Grove, Wongonga Hivcr, in the County ofDampier, road surveyor. ^ WEST, SECOND* AND ... 297 words
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  2. NOTICE CONVENING FINAL MEETING OF MEMBERS AND CREDITORS DAMPIER SALT (OPERATIONS) PTY LTD (IN LIQUIDATION)
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 21 November 1995 p 3905

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Corporations Law NOTICE CONVENING FINAL MEETING OF MEMBERS AND CREDITORS DAMPIER SALT (OPERATIONS ... Level 13, The Quadrant, 1 William Street, Perth on the 29th day of December 1995 at 10.00 a.m. for the ... 137 words
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  3. Private Advertisements. REAL PROPERTY ACT. NOTICE OF INTENDED ISSUE OF PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. Vol. 102, Fol. 168. Registered proprietor, William Edye Mort. land: 40 acre...
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 22 September 1915 [Issue No.172] p 5650

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Title. Vol. 102, Fol. 168. Registered proprietor, William Kdye Mort. l^and: 40 acres, portion 2, parish ... Wagonga, county Dampier. THE proof of lose of the original Certificate of Title above described, and other ... 103 words
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  1. William Dampier
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  1. Shire of Roebourne. Australian Aerial Mapping (W.A. Pty. Ltd.) ; prepared by Russell Taylor and William Burrell
    Australian Aerial Mapping (W.A.) Pty. Ltd
    [ Government publication, Map : 1981 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. Map of the town of Moruya : parish of Moruya, county of Dampier, land district of Moruya, Eurobodalla Shire, N.S.W. 1931 / compiled, drawn and printed at the Department of Lands
    New South Wales. Department of Lands
    [ Government publication, Map : 1931 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Views of the lands around Dampiers Strait in the ship Earl Mansfield. Pl. 1 / Capt. William Fraser
    Dalrymple, Alexander, 1737-1808
    [ Map : 1807 ]
    At National Library
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  1. In History - William Dampier
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2004 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    In History - William Dampier
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  2. The Great Travellers - Part 4: William Dampier
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
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    The Great Travellers - Part 4: William Dampier
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  3. Early discoverers of australia : William Dampier Capt. Cook
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  4. 1000th ship at Dampier
    Rio Tinto Iron Ore Limited
    [ Video : 1971 ]
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  1. William Dampier
    Russell, W. Clark
    [ Book : 1889 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  2. Cambridge and elsewhere : the memories of Sir William Cecil Dampier, formerly Whetham
    Dampier, William Cecil Dampier, Sir, 1867-1952
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  3. William Dampier
    Hinds, Maurene
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 2 libraries
    William Dampier
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  4. Captain William Dampier, buccaneer-author / by Willard Hallam Bonner
    Bonner, Willard Hallam, 1899-1980
    [ Book : 1934 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  1. William Dampier Books
    William Dampier Books
    Created by Tjapka, 10 items.

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  2. William Dampier Journal Articles
    William Dampier Journal Articles
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  3. bushranger Frank Thomas
    bushranger Frank Thomas
    Created by A.S.Bowman, 26 items.

    Newspaper articles relating to Western Australian bushranger "Frank" Francis Henry William THOMAS.

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  1. Dampier, William
    Gondwana To Gold: A Chronological History of Australia
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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  2. WILLIAM DAMPIER, R. N
    The Home : an Australian quarterly.
    [ Article : 1926 ]
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    WILLIAM DAMPIER, R. N
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  3. WILLIAM DAMPIER AND THE BLACKS
    New South Wales. Department of Education; ANNE CHADWICK
    The New South Wales school magazine of literature for our boys and girls.
    [ Article : 1950 ]
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    WILLIAM DAMPIER AND THE BLACKS
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  4. A note on Captain William Dampier
    Mackaness, George
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1951 ]
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