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Indigenous Literacy Day - 5 Sept

Indigenous Literacy Day - 5 Sept

We can hardly wait to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day for the 12th year running! This year, our national celebration will be held on Wednesday 5 September, with events across the entire country. And we’re hoping to raise more than $300,000 to provide over 30,000 books to remote Indigenous communities nation-wide. Two of our biggest events will be at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne and at the Sydney Opera House. In Melbourne, students from Victorian schools will be joined by our Lifetime Ambassadors and ever-popular authors Andy Griffiths and Anita Heiss, ILF Ambassador Shelley Ware from the Marngrook Footy...

  • Posted 17 August, 2018


Waratah Day - 29 Sept

Waratah Day - 29 Sept

Get out your secateurs and join us for a special fundraiser in the Southern Highlands! Our friends from New South Publishing, Elspeth, Pam and John are opening their beautiful waratah farm in Wingello NSW. You can pick seven beautiful waratahs for $25 on Saturday 29 September and all proceeds will be donated to our work in remote communities.  Saturday 29 September 2018 10:00am 3:00pm Wombat Lane Farm Wombat Lane off Camden Street) Wingello NSW 2579  Two hours from Sydney) Bring your secateurs or tree loppers! Entry is free but booking is essential! RSVP NOW...

  • Posted 16 August, 2018


Student Ambassador's first run at ILF

Student Ambassador's first run at ILF

By Grace Lagan  Sunday the 5th of August was a frosty morning but nevertheless there were thousands of energetic runners and dogs!) out and about, excited to compete for their chance to win Dobroyd Point Public School’s 16th Annual Bay Run. However nervous for the run they were, they were both intrigued and interested to see the chosen charity for this year’s run: the Indigenous Literacy Foundation situated down at the starting line explaining and educating dozens of runners young and old on the plight of Indigenous kids in remote communities across the nation. As a former student of DPPS...

  • Posted 10 August, 2018


Children’s Book Week (18-24 August)

Children’s Book Week (18-24 August)

Children’s Book Week will be held this year between August 18-24 with the theme “Find Your Treasure”. Each year across the country, the Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators, and children join in celebrating Australian children's literature. The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year will be announced on Friday, August 17 and we wish each author and illustrator short-listed the very best of luck.  Children’s Book Week is a great opportunity for children to learn about literacy and disadvantage in remote Indigenous...

  • Posted 08 August, 2018


New pathways for young Butchulla men

New pathways for young Butchulla men

Last month, Glen Miller, one of our hardworking Board Members, spoke at the opening of the Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial in Maryborough, Queensland. Glen is a proud descendant of the Butchulla people of the Fraser Coast K’gari) and his speech recognised four young Butchulla men who enlisted to fight in the First World War: Harry Aldridge Jnr, and the Blackman brothers, Alfred, Charles and Thomas. “We Butchulla are as proud of these four as the rest of Australia is of the thousands who also served overseas]. They are our heroes,” Glen told an audience that included Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,...

  • Posted 08 August, 2018