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Dean Gary and Phillip, Tjuntjuntjara
Photographer: Karen Williams

Creating stories in Spinifex Country

Two of Australia's top writers and illustrators, Sally Morgan and Ann James, lead the Spinifex Writing Workshop in Tjuntjuntjara, Australia's most remote community, 550kms east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, last week. Students ag... Read more

Reading in Warburton

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's first bite

Meet Timera. In 2013 she graduated from Warburton Playgroup, where our Foundation runs an early literacy project called Book Buzz. For four years, during the daily storytime at playgroup, Timera and her mum enjoyed looking at books together - book... Read more

Ursula Yovich Ambassador Photo

Ursula Yovich joins ILF as ambassador

"It is humbling to be a part of something so important as the development and growth of a child's mind. It should be everyone's business," said Ursula in taking up her role as Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundatio... Read more

Tiwi Girls write new book
Photographer: Anna Zhu

Tribute to Matt Richell assists literacy

A generous donation from the Norman Family Bequest, in memory of publisher Matt Richell, will provide the senior girls’ class from Tiwi College on Melville Island, with a unique opportunity to develop their literacy skills.   Th... Read more

Oscar's family Manyallaluk
Photographer: KW

Manyallaluk's young authors in print!

A group of young Manyallaluk students became authors & illustrators when their book, Mystery at Manyallaluk, was launched during Reconciliation Week at a celebratory launch in the small community located 100 Kilometres south-east of Katherine ... 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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ILF delivers books to Wyndham, the oldest town in the Kimberley and northernmost settlement in Western Australia.

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  • Coast 2 Coast

    Keller Australia Group hopes to raise over $250,000 for charities including ILF

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  • Book Launch WA

    Sally Morgan's new book wil be launched by Ambelin Kwaymullina at New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle on 5 Aug.

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  • Byron Bay Writers

    We are the charity of choice for this festival once again. Authors include Kate Grenville & Julia Gillard.

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  • Romance Writers

    The Romance Writers of Australia are supporting ILF at their national conference in August.

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  • Melbourne Writers

    Take part in an exciting YA Great Book Swap at Melbourne Writers Festival on 23 Aug, 3pm!

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  • Wine Tasting

    Come to a whisky & wine night in Canberra on 26 August and help raise funds for ILF.

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  • Trivia Night, ACT

    Show of your knowledge of all things trivial, and get creative with the theme 'Books, Books, Books!'

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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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  • BEQUEST

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

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  • Run for Reading

    Get fit and do some good. You can run to raise funds for our Foundation. Read more ...

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