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November 24, 2008

Indigenous Literacy Project and Writing about Indigenous Australia

Filed under: Books & Writing — roundtablewriting @ 1:49 am

Anita Heiss is Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Project which is helping to make sure all Indigenous Australians, especially the children and the schools, have access to books.

You Can Help!

In conjunction with ABC 702 Sydney Morning Radio,

a silent auction is being held for a collection of books to raise money for this very important project.

From Today, Monday 24th November until Friday 28th November, 2008, you can bid on the books to help provide books for the Indigenous Literacy Project

To register your bid for the collection of books and assist the Indigenous Literacy Project go to:

There are important issues to consider when writing about Indigenous Australia. To assist authors, Anita Heiss has written a discussion paper.

Writing About Indigenous Australia, Some Issues to Consider and Protocols to follow: a discussion paper

Australian Copyright vs Indigenous Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights: A discussion paper

written by Anita Heiss, Indigenous Portfolio, The Australian Society of Authors.

Available from the Australian Society of Authors in pdf form.

Published by The Australian Society of Authors Limited

PO Box 1566

Strawberry Hills NSW 2012


Ph: 02-9318-0877. Email:

These papers and other information available to members on the Website:

Today’s Writing Tip

If you’re interested in writing about Indigenous Australia, read Anita’s discussion papers, there’s much to think about.


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