• Lisa Studdert and Michael Wagstaff

    Lisa Studdert and Michael Wagstaff

  • Karen Williams with Belinda and David Kenyon

    Karen Williams with Belinda and David Kenyon

  • Justine Clarke and Donna Hettinger

    Justine Clarke and Donna Hettinger

  • Peter O'Neill, Jenny Andrew and Sylvana Maas

    Peter O'Neill, Jenny Andrew and Sylvana Maas

  • Fleur Roddam

    Fleur Roddam

  • Estelle Muspratt, Kate Starick and Robyn Cross

    Estelle Muspratt, Kate Starick and Robyn Cross

  • Dot Barclay and Chris Bourke

    Dot Barclay and Chris Bourke

  • Charlie Morrice and Melissa Wiid

    Charlie Morrice and Melissa Wiid

  • Anita and Mick Burgess, Skinny Gavel and Tim Gavel

    Anita and Mick Burgess, Skinny Gavel and Tim Gavel

  • Mark Roddam and Peter Barclay

    Mark Roddam and Peter Barclay

  • Alex Russell and Kim Russell

    Alex Russell and Kim Russell

  • Justine Clarke and Tim Gavel

    Justine Clarke and Tim Gavel

  • Elizabeth Scott and Dylan Anderson

    Elizabeth Scott and Dylan Anderson

  • Steve Bugg and Alex Russell

    Steve Bugg and Alex Russell

  • Maureen Brooks and Justine Clarke

    Maureen Brooks and Justine Clarke

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

26 August 2015

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is doing what governments and education departments should be doing for our first Australians. It takes books, lots of books and resources to remote communities to provide the magic and mystery of stories to kids who need them. Books that will improve the lives and literacy of kids who are at a disadvantage and outside the mainstream of opportunity.

It’s a NFP charity working with the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association and the Australian Association of Authors. And some special ambassadors including my favourite Play School star, Justine Clarke.

Clarke came to town to promote the work and success of the foundation at a wine, whiskey, beer tasting with pizza and pies munching and auction at King O’Malley’s to raise funds leading up to the 2 September Indigenous Literacy Day where in Sydney Jessica Mauboy, ILF’s newest ambassador will entertain and encourage involvement from what’s expected to be a big audience.

Books we take for granted. They’re accessible, essential and pleasurable. That our remote indigenous communities don’t have the kind of reading resources we have, is something to rectify. And you can help, check out the website, indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au and find a way to support this initiative.