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Four young students from Milikapiti School stole the show on national Indigenous Literacy Day at the Sydney Opera House yesterday. Supported by their Principal Suzanne Brogan, the girls read their story about a hungry crocodile, No Way Yirrikipayi... Read more

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The Great Book Swap Challenge 2015

The Great Book Swap challenge is becoming an integral part of the school calendar and is celebrated right throughout the year as well as on Indigenous Literacy Day. Working in partnership with schools, libraries, National Literacy & Numer... Read more

Warburton 2015 Brown Bear

There's no stopping our ambassador Anita!

Our Foundation's fabulous lifelong ambassador, author Anita Heiss, will be at Kelvin Grove State College in Brisbane this morning to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day. Anita will be speaking to students at the College about the challenges ... Read more

Milikapiti Suzanne & May May
Photographer: Suzanne Brogan

Happy Indigenous Literacy Day 2015!

Wherever you are in Australia, and whatever you have planned, we hope you are celebrating this special day in our Foundation's calendar to help raise funds to put books into the hands of children and families in communities in remote Australia... Read more

At ILD Rehearsal 2015
Photographer: Karen Williams

One more sleep to Indigenous Literacy Day 2015!

Here in the ILF Sydney office we're very excited. On Sunday evening, four students from Milikapiti School in the Tiwi Islands arrived in the big smoke for the very first time. They can't wait to launch No Way Yirrikipayi! The book &nd... 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

Reading at WELA

ILF delivers books to Wyndham, the oldest town in the Kimberley and northernmost settlement in Western Australia.

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  • 2 Sept, NSW

    Indigenous Literacy Day at Sydney Opera House. Features Jessica Mauboy & students from Milikapiti School

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  • MCA Book Swap

    Join a Great Book Swap at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 2 September

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  • Trivia 3 Sept ACT

    Show off your knowledge and win with the theme 'Books, Books, Books! at Deakin Football Club

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  • See you there!

    Put November 4th in your diary for our Sydney Trivia Night!

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  • DHS Games

    The Department of Human Services are holding casual clothes days and fundraising games for three charities

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  • ART PARADE 25 Oct

    A special edition of McCulloch & McCulloch's Art Parade series to raise money for Indigenous literacy.

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  • Help fundraise

    Order a donation box to raise money in your business, library, school!

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    Make a lasting difference to future generations, support the Foundation's work by leaving a bequest.

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