Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday September 2 2009

David UnaiponThe Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) is a partnership between the Australian Book Industry and The Fred Hollows Foundation to supply schools, libraries, early learning centres such as crèches, women’s centres and other identified institutions with relevant books and other culturally appropriate learning materials.

Indigenous Literacy Day is the annual  major fund-raising event for the ILP and  aims to help raise urgently needed funds to address the literacy crisis in remote Indigenous communities.  For information about how your school can support Indigenous Literacy Day go to the schools page of the Indigenous Literacy Project at

The image for this post is of  David Unaipon (1872-1967), the first Australian Aboriginal writer to have a book published in Australia. From the photographic collections of the State Library of New South Wales:

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