Also known as: née Campbell, Daphne Calder
Born: 5 January 1924
Died: 15 October 2013Special Achievements:
Pictured here at Emily Gap outside Alice Springs, she starred opposite Australian acting legend chips Rafferty in The Overlanders, a classic movie being the first to show Australia's true outback on screen and filmed largely in the Top End and Alice Springs area of the Northern Territory. A Lance-Corporal in the Australian Army Medical Women's Service during World War II, Daphne was picked from obscurity by an Ealing Studios director after a successful screen test in Sydney's Centennial Park. Her fresh face and riding skills won her the part.
no title [“While in Adelaide in connection with the opening of the Australian film “The Overlanders,” film star Daphne Campbell (now Mrs. Stephen Calder, of Alice Springs), made many radio appearances.”. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
(ca 1946). booklet - "A Romance in Film Making 'The Overlanders' " Jno Evans & Son Printing Co. (maker). "An Ealing Studios Production, Distributed Throughout Australia and New Zealand by British Empire Films Pty. Ltd."
(1946, September 14; Vol. 18, No. 11). The Overlanders. Pix, 16-19.
Wilkins, Daughn. Daphne Calder – Down to Earth. The Star. January 22, 1978:7.
Buchanan, Bobbie. (2000). Not so silent Sam: A biography of Stephen "Sam" Calder OBE, DFC, JP: Northern Territory pilot, pastoralist, politician. Queensland: Central Queensland University Press. Chapter 12: “Star-struck”. Pp. 56-58.
Lollback, Rebecca. Chris celebrates her 25th. Centralian Advocate. December 12, 2006:7.