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A comment on the 2014 NAPLAN Report

Richard Flanagan’s very generous donation could not have come at a better time. The 2014 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Report was released Wednesday 10 December and the results indicate that our work, wit... Read more

Richard Flanagan
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Richard Flanagan gifts PM's Literary Award winnings

Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan, joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, has donated his prize winnings of $40,000 to ILF, saying that literacy can change lives. In his accept... Read more

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Ready for School Wilcannia

Wilcannia, in central New South Wales, is the community featured in our latest community book,  Ready for School, Wilcannia was launched on Friday 21st November at St Therese's school with over 70 parents, families and children. ... Read more

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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

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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  • Vegie patch tales

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

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