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Tiwi Students Circle Pic
Photographer: Karen Williams

Indigenous Literacy Day launched 3 September

Nine senior school girls from Tiwi College on Melville Island (off the coast from Darwin, NT) will join an exciting program of performers including some of Australia's best-known authors, the Gondwana Choirs and students from over 30 schoo... Read more

ILF Student Ambassadors

Young Student Ambassadors join ILD Celebrations at Sydney Opera House

Seventeen young students in the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's Student Ambassador program will attend the national celebrations of Indigenous Literacy Day at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 3 September. Aged from 11 to 16 years old, ... Read more

School kids at the Opera House ILD 2012
Photographer: Prudence Upton

Gondwana Choirs to perform on Indigenous Literacy Day, 3 September

Young singers from Campbelltown Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir and Sydney Children’s Choir will perform at Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations at the Sydney Opera House, Wednesday 3 September.  Indigenous Literacy Day i... Read more

Tiwi Island Ambassador Visit 2014

Budding authors on the Tiwi Islands

No Way Yirrikipayi is a funny, delightful rhyming story about a hungry crocodile who chases his next meal: dugongs, turtles, stingrays and more, with no success. It was one of two books written by students, this one from Milikapiti School, with th... Read more

Girls Tiwi Islands

ILF Ambassador Trip to Tiwi Islands

Over 200 school children will engage in literacy workshops run by four ILF Ambassadors early next month. Students from three schools, Milikapiti, Pularumpi & Tiwi College, will meet and work with Alison Lester former Australian ... 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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Personal tales from our communities & supporters

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PaCE is very excited to be celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day with the children of Normanton, on Wednesday 3rd September.

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  • 4 Sept, NSW

    Josh Pyke is Busking for Change once again - with special guest Urthboy

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    10 riders depart from Adelaide for Darwin Thursday 28 August to raise money for our Foundation.

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  • 3 Sept, NSW

    Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day at Gleebooks with Dubb Leffler and the Tiwi Senior Girls

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  • 30 Aug, ACT

    Soroptimist International presents a night of fashion and champagne

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  • 3 Sept, NSW

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, is holding a Great Book Swap, with special guest Dub Leffler!

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  • 3 Sept, VIC

    Amazing book stalls, mural painting with Leann Edwards and music for Indigenous Literacy Day

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  • 3 Sept, VIC

    Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day at an exclusive dinner, with a special performance from Archie Roach.

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  • 3 Sept, NSW

    Sutherland Shire Libraries celebrate ILD with Yorta Yorta poet and bestselling author Lorraine McGee-Sippel

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  • Sept, NSW

    Origami publishing challenge, visit Kinokuniya and create a paper blossom to raise funds!

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  • 3 Sept, QLD

    Come to Book Busking at Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay! Read from your favourite book, or simply enjoy the stories

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  • 3 Sept, NSW

    Lane Cove Library is hosting a Great Book Swap on Indigenous Literacy Day.

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  • 10 Sept, NSW

    Calling artists to be part of one inspiring day, creating artworks to be offered as school prizes

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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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  • ILF gets mobile!

    Donate at any time on your iPhone. Download the GiveEasy app to support our Foundation anywhere, any time.

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