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Booth, Lancelot (c. 1846 - 1913)

c. 1846
20 May 1913
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia


Booth was a colonial actor and playwright, based in New Zealand in the 1870s and later in Sydney and then Brisbane. In addition to writing numerous plays, he published short stories, poetry and children's fiction as well as two popular novels: The Devil's Nightcap (1912), an Australian bushranging adventure, and Tools of Satan (1914), a murder mystery in an English setting.

Published resources

Short Stories

  • Booth, Lancelot, 'Every Bullet Has Its Billet', in Charleton, W. R. (ed.), The Red kangaroo and other Australian short stories, John Fairfax and Sons, Sydney, 1907, pp. 169-173. Details

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