UOW Library is celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday, 7 September by sharing local stories and supporting UOW events.
2022 is the first year of UNESCO’s Decade of Indigenous Languages. Indigenous Literacy Day celebrates and promotes the revitalisation and preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages now and for future generations of Indigenous children.
Join in these events for Indigenous Literacy Day
Please consider purchasing a book and donating it to the Indigenous Literacy Fund, or your local school or childcare centre.
- Tuesday 6 Sept, 9 am – 1 pm: UOW Early Start Discovery space are running a series of events; books will be available for purchase at the event and the Discovery Space Shop.
- Wednesday 7 Sept: Shoalhaven Campus Library is celebrating with the children from Noah's Mundamia Early Learning Centre at 10.30am and 11.15am. The children will begin with a tour of the Library, then they will sing their Acknowledgement of Country song, followed by a reading of How Wombat Lost His Tail (a Dharawal Dreaming Story).
- Wednesday 7 Sept: UOW Campus Markets will include opportunities to purchase books to donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
- Wednesday 7 Sept, online from 10.30am: ILD National Digital Event - register online.
Donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Donations to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation help to purchase books in First languages and can be made on the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website.
Books to read or purchase for donation:
UOW Library’s commitment to reconciliation and inclusion
Informed by the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan and our Thriving Digital Library strategy, UOW Library is committed to building welcoming, inclusive and culturally safe spaces, services and collections.