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Irene Gough Irene Gough i(A7783 works by) (a.k.a. Irene M. Hall; Irene M. Gough)
Born: Established: 17 Apr 1917 Tatura, Murchison - Tatura area, Shepparton area, Goulburn - Campaspe area, Northern Victoria, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 30 Oct 2001 Wallaroo, Northern Yorke Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia,
Gender: Female
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Irene Gough came to South Australia at the age of two. As a young girl she was asked to be children's editor of a paper in Adelaide, and as 'Possum' of 'Possum's Page' she came to edit the children's pages of the Mail and the News. She married Dennis Royston Hall, a teacher who went on to edit the NSW School Magazine, and they had four children. Gough's writing was mainly done for her children, much of it about things that featured in their lives, and after the death of her youngest son, Roger, at nineteen, she stopped writing.

Gough lived at different times at Taylorville on the Murray (on a converted paddle-wheeler), at Angas Plains near Strathalbyn, at Merna Merna near Leigh Creek in the dry north of South Australia, in Stirling the Adelaide Hills, and at Port Clinton and Wallaroo on Yorke Peninsula. She printed verse in the Bulletin, wrote short stories and verse for the Education Departments of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and was also published overseas. Gough was associated with the Jindyworobak movement, and was regularly featured in the Jindyworobak Anthologies, 1947-1953. She won the Rigby Centenary Prize for her children's novel The Magic Potato, which was never published. Another book, The Fourth Goat Had Wings, about a family goose called Gandhi who thought he was a goat, also appears not to have been published.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Born elsewhere; moved to SA

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Golden Lamb Melbourne : Heinemann , 1966 Z831628 1966 single work children's fiction children's Julie's father says that the golden lamb she found has to be killed because it's a freak. She hides it in a far paddock where an expert stock breeder sees it and takes it away so he can breed from it.
1967 commended Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon One Sunday Morning Early Sydney : Ure Smith , 1963 Z835063 1963 selected work poetry children's
1964 commended Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award
winner Transfield Prize
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