NSW Premier Mike Baird, along with Leslie Williams, the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs & Assistant Minister for Education, were at the State Library of NSW on Indigenous Literacy Day.
Reading Ambelin Kwaymullina's How Frogmouth Found Her Home to 25 young children from the Gujaga Children's Service in La Perouse, the Premier said:
I want to give a huge hat tip to the guys over at The Indigenous Literacy Foundation for all the fantastic work they are doing to improve literacy amongst Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
“Parents, carers, elders and brothers and sisters are reading to their younger ones. It’s great to see a big mob of children sitting around one older person who is reading to them. It also helps with bonding and attachment with the little ones. It’s a fantastic resource.