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Illustrating Books in Fitzroy Crossing with Alison Lester

Illustrating Books in Fitzroy Crossing with Alison Lester

Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) Lifetime Ambassador Alison Lester has been a valued mentor to many remote Communities, supporting them to create books for publishing. From 2018, along with children’s author and publisher Jane Godwin, Alison worked with debut author Marshia Cook and her children, Tamua Nuggett and Cazarus Baker, and debut author Emma Bear on the writing and illustrating of Jarrampa and Purlka ngamagi Kakaji (Big Fat Mummy Goanna).

  • Posted 21 May, 2022


Enviroplus, Creating Positive Social and Environmental Change

Enviroplus, Creating Positive Social and Environmental Change

As the ILF continues to grow and our supporter base expands, we aim to work with organisations that not only care for people but the planet as well. One of our most recent supporters is Enviroplus, a sustainable and natural commercial cleaning product provider investing in plant and enzyme technologies to create solutions that are not harmful to the environment. 

  • Posted 20 May, 2022


Non-Commercial Books Become Commercial!

Non-Commercial Books Become Commercial!

The ILF are pleased to announce that ILF recently published titles, Jarrampa and Big Fat Mummy Goanna have become commercially available! Both books were launched in Community last year to much fanfare and celebration. 

  • Posted 10 May, 2022


Have a Blind Date with a Book!

Have a Blind Date with a Book!

In the days of fast fashion and instant gratification, the slow book movement is picking up speed at Ivanhoe Grammar School. At this school, students are biting to have a blind date with an old book.

  • Posted 07 May, 2022


Supporting Young Children's Development with Books

Supporting Young Children's Development with Books

“If we didn’t have ILF, I don’t know where we’d get books from,” says Niki Emmett, Child Health Nurse on Bathurst Island, NT. Niki is based at the Julanimawu Primary Health Care Centre in Wuurumiyanga. About 1500 people live in this remote Community on Bathurst Island, the biggest in the Tiwi group.

  • Posted 06 May, 2022


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