Boote, Henry Ernest

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Boote, Henry Ernest

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1865 - 1949

History

Henry Ernest Boote, Labor propagandist, journalist and writer, was born on 20 May 1865 at Liverpool, England. In 1889 Boote migrated to Australia, finding work as a compositor in Brisbane. In 1894 Boote was sent to Bundaberg by the Australian Labour Federation to edit the Bundaberg Guardian. In 1896 he was a founder and editor for the Gympie Truth. In 1902 he became editor in Brisbane of the Worker. His regular articles under the pseudonym 'Touchstone' led to the publication of his first book of essays, A Fool's Talk (Sydney, 1915). In 1911 Boote moved to Sydney as leader and feature writer on the Australian Worker, the official organ of the Australian Workers' Union; he was editor in 1914-43. In 1926-42 he was a trustee of the Public Library of New South Wales and also served as a member of the Mitchell Library committee. Boote retired in 1943 and died on 14 August 1949.

Places

England; Gympie; Brisbane; Sydney

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

author; journalist; trade unionist

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Erin Gallant on 18 August 2011; revised on 8 September 2011

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Farrell, Frank, 'Boote, Henry Ernest (1865–1949)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/boote-henry-ernest-5288/text8919, accessed 18 August 2011.

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC