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Man of War Steps
Photographer: Karen Williams


At the crack of dawn, ILF Chair Juliet Rogers and the Executive Director Karen Williams, were on their way by boat to Fort Denison for P & O's history-making and spectacular launch of its new cruise ships.This was not – by any means ... Read more


A very special visit

During the first week of November a group of nine girls from the senior girls’ class from Tiwi College on Melville Island, ranging from 14 to 18 years, travelled to Sydney. They participated in a weeklong writing and mentoring workshop, made... Read more

Tess Woods

Tess Woods at Sacred Heart College Book Club

HarperCollins author Tess Woods was the driver behind a great fundraiser at her child’s school in Sorrento Western Australia. The inaugural SacredHeart College Book Club was celebrated on October 23. To quote the college’s newsletter; ... Read more

Suzy wilson at Milikapiti

Our hungry crocodile tale

Earlier this year we were thrilled to have four young students from Milikapiti school in the Tiwi Islands visit us at the Opera House to perform their fun crocodile tale No Way Yirrikipayi to mark Indigenous Literacy Day. On November 2 o... Read more

Our Story

OUR STORY is launched

Nginingawila Ngirramini – Tiwi language – for 'Our Story' - a special book which was written and published in five days, was launched today at Hachette Australia.  The book was made possible by a donation from the Norman F... 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!

Read Our Stories...

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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  • A special gift

    Decorations bought for the Australian Parliament House Giving Tree raises funds for the ILF

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  • Books for all!

    Thursday December 17, Knowledge Walk, State Library of Queensland from 10.30. Brissy schools are welcome!

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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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