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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

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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

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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

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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

Ready for School Cover

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. Patri... 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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Launch Wilcannia
Photographer: T Raye

Launching Book Buzz in Wilcannia

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  • 21 May, NSW

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

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  • Coast2Coast

    Keller Group are taking the challenge again, but a slight variation this year...

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