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Alison Lester Tiwi 2015
Photographer: John Cooper

Alison Lester visits the Tiwi Islands

At the start of May, ILF ambassador and inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate Alison Lester visited the Tiwi Islands to work with the children and develop the stories written last year during the annual ambassador field trip. This account... Read more

Deborah Cheetham AO

Deborah Cheetham becomes an Ambassador

Yorta Yorta woman, Soprano, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham joins a team of prominent writers, musicians and peformers –  including Richard Flangan,William Barton and Justine Clarke – to support the Indigenous Lit... Read more

Yirara Launch in Alice Springs

Pamela Lofts' bequest "gives young Indigenous people a voice"

On Thursday 18 March ILF celebrated the completion of the first Pamela Lofts Bequest for Literacy & Learning workshop in Alice Springs. Paying tribute to one of Australia’s most talented illustrators, this special event recognised Pamela... Read more

Quentin Bryce

Quentin Bryce joins ILF as its Patron

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO as its Patron in 2015. In this role Quentin Bryce will help to leverage awareness and funding for the Foundation’... Read more

Readiness for school image
Photographer: Prudence Upton

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

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

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

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Launch Wilcannia
Photographer: T Raye

Launching Book Buzz in Wilcannia

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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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    Free event at Sydney Writers Festival: Elder Glen Miller will read from 'The Legends of Moonie Jarl'

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  • Coast 2 Coast

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

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  • 28 May-2 June WA

    Mundaring Arts Centre is holding a Great (kid's) Book Swap to celebrate Reconciliation Week!

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