- 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.