Guy Newell Boothby





Guy Newell Boothby

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born
in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
October 13, 1867

died
February 26, 1905

gender
male

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Guy Newell Boothby was born in Adelaide, South Australia, the son of Thomas Wilde Boothby, a Member of the South Australian House of Assembly. At six years of age he travelled with his mother to England and was educated at Lord Weymouth's Grammar School, Salisbury and at Christ's Hospital, London between 1874 and 1883.

When his education was over he returned to Australia where he eventually became secretary to the Mayor of Adelaide, Lewis Cohen. He was dissatisfied with his prospects in Adelaide and consequently he moved to Brisbane where he hoped his prospects would be better.

In the meantime he wrote a series of comic operas and plays, all of which were relatively unsuccessful.

He was of a roving disposition and at age 24 he travelled across
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