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Yirara Mix Book Cover
Photographer: ILF

Yirara Mix Book

The Pamela Lofts Bequest for Literacy and Learning provides a mentorship and publishing program for young Indigenous writers. Earlier this year we facilitated the first part of the program as three accomplished Indigenous authors mentored 8 yo... Read more

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ILF proud to republish Australia's first Aboriginal children's book

Many traditional cultures continue to pass on knowledge through storytelling. Through these stories children learn the origins of plants and animals, the formation of significant landmarks and customs of behavior. For the Butchulla people the ... Read more

Dreamworld Launch 2014

St Peters Lutheran College wins Dreamworld visit

Schools give our Foundation a huge amount of fundraising support, so it was great to give back to students at St Peters Lutheran College. On 11 October students from the college attended the launch of Scott Prince and Dave Hartley’s new book... Read more

Tiwi Girls write new book
Photographer: Anna Zhu

Tiwi senior students become writers at HarperCollins

Nine young women travelled from their small school on the Tiwi Islands to experience writing, illustrating, and the opportunities these skills can lead to. After their success in 2013 writing Bangs 2 Jurrukuk, the senior girl’s cla... Read more

Milikpaiti Preschool Student

Remote Australia Celebrates ILD

What are you doing this Indigenous Literacy Day?   From Mornington Island to Fitzroy Crossing many organisations in remote locations right across the country are participating in this year's Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) in their ... Read more

What we do 

Our Foundation provides books and literacy resources for Indigenous kids and families in remote communities.  Find out more about us

Why we do it

To level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life long love of reading

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit charity, funded entirely by donations. Licence Number CFN/21762

How can you help?

$140 buys a Book Buzz pack for one child in one of our communities. Donate Now!

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Personal tales from our communities & supporters

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PaCE is very excited to be celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day with the children of Normanton, on Wednesday 3rd September.

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  • Vegie patch tales

    A book of stories about friendship, gardening & a vegie patch written by kids from Tjuntjuntjara, WA

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