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Henry Ernest Boote

Born in May 20, 1865 / Died in August 14, 1949 / United Kingdom / English

Henry Ernest Boote poet from United Kingdom was born on May 20, 1865, had 84 years and died on August 14, 1949. Poems were written mainly in English language. Dominant movement is other.


Henry Ernest Boote was an Australian editor, journalist, propagandist, poet, and fiction writer.


Born in Liverpool, England, 20 May 1865, Boote began working as an apprentice to a printer at the age of ten before emirating to Australia in 1889. That same year he married Mary Jane Paingdestre, and began working in Brisbane as a compositor. He was an inspired trade unionist and became involved in the Queensland labour movement, writing articles and propagandist from a socialist slant. In 1894, the Australian Labour Federation posted Boote to Bundaberg as editor of the Bundaberg Guardian. In 1896 he moved to Gympie, where he established a paper called The Gympie Truth, and in 1902 became editor of The Worker in Brisbane. He was also the founding editor of The Queensland Worker (1902-11), and The Australian Worker (1914-43) Boote was a friend and associate of Prime Ministers Andrew Fisher, James Scullin, and John Curtin. Boote died in Rose Bay, New South Wales on 14 August 1949. ..