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Ivan Southall


(1921 - 2008)

Ivan Southall

Ivan Southall was an Australian author. He was the only winner of the Carnegie Medal from Australia, winning for Josh in 1971. His full bibliography is available at Web Archive.


Hills End (1962)

Seven children accompany their school mistress on a search for petroglyphs while the whole population of Hills End attends a festival. When the town is destroyed by a tropical storm and flash flood, the children have to make their way home through the devastation. Read online at

Author(s): Ivan Southall
Illustrator(s): Elisabeth Grant

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