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Reading takes off in the Torres Strait

Reading takes off in the Torres Strait

TI READING GROUP, THURSDAY ISLAND, TORRES STRAIT, QUEENSLAND Every second Saturday morning throughout 2016, a group of Torres Strait Islander navy cadets volunteered their time to read to youngsters in the local library on Thursday Island. Some of the children were only toddlers, and other family members would turn up to quietly stand around and listen in. At the end of the session each child got to take home one of the books that had been read to them. “We put labels in the front saying ‘This book was read to ….. by …..’,” explains Viviane Silva, co-founder with Praveena...

  • Posted 01 August, 2017


Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day

A national celebration! 6 September 2017 Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, we focus our attention on the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and encourage the rest of Australia to raise funds and advocate for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities. Whether you’re a school, bookseller, publisher, library, business, organisation or individual, here are some ways you can participate on this day: Hold a Great Book Swap Donate a percentage of your product sales on this day – very popular for bookshops! Make a donation through...

  • Posted 10 July, 2017


New books in Kriol language

New books in Kriol language

Writing and illustrating 9 books over two workshops is a big and ambitious task for most authors and illustrators. But the women of Binjari community, 20km west of Katherine in the Northern Territory, have done just that. This exciting collaborative project with the Binjari Community, the Australian National University, HarperCollins, 1010 Printing and our Foundation will see these 9 books published later this year, all of which are in Kriol with English translations). Kriol is the largest contemporary Aboriginal language spoken in Australia today, stretching from the Kimberleys in Western Australia through to the Gulf areas in Queensland. Once published,...

  • Posted 07 July, 2017


Wanytjatja Spotnga? - New eBook in language

Wanytjatja Spotnga? - New eBook in language

Wanytjatja Spotnga? New eBook in language by Karen Williams, ILF Executive Director Four of us pile into a Cherokee caravan, leaving Alice Spring at dawn.  The sun rises over the most magnificent country, 2000 kilometers or so from our destination. On the morning mail-plane we fly over caterpillar ranges, sparkling crystal white salt lakes and flat red earth. The country is mapped into rich forms and shapes, like desert art. We think we are the lucky ones when we spy two rainbows but then we're engulfed by wispy cloud. From Alice Springs to Docker, we stopped for two troopies to...

  • Posted 06 July, 2017


Waratah Day Fundraiser (30 Sept)

Waratah Day Fundraiser (30 Sept)

You are invited to come and pick waratahs on Wombat Farm in Wingello in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Pick and buy eight beautiful waratahs for $25. All proceeds will be donated to our Foundation...

  • Posted 05 July, 2017