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Ivan Southall Ivan Southall i(A34994 works by) (a.k.a. Ivan Francis Southall)
Also writes as: Ivan F. ; Frank South ; I. Southall
Born: Established: 8 Jun 1921 Canterbury, Box Hill - Burwood area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 15 Nov 2008 Wantirna, Ferntree Gully area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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Details of Works Taught

Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon Ash Road Ivan Southall , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1965 Z116360 1965 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 1 units)

'It's hot, dry and sweaty on Ash Road, where Graham, Harry and Wallace are getting their first taste of independence, camping, just the three of them. When they accidentally light a bushfire no one would have guessed how far it would go. All along Ash Road fathers go off to fight the fires and mothers help in the first aid centres. The children of Prescott are left alone, presumed safe, until it's the fire itself that reaches them. These children are forced to face a major crisis with only each other and the two old men left in their care.

'The best selling Ash Road is an action-packed adventure story, so evocative of rural Australia you can taste the Eucalyptus.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

Inventing the Bush La Trobe University 2010 (Semester 1)