Posted by the Australian Literacy Federation, this history of Literacy in Australia draws on journalistic and educational sources to give the narrative of an enduring national debate in a country whose founders were often illiterate convicts. The text offers an extensive introduction to the debate and then divides into two sections. Part one presents the documentary history of the issue, placing the debate in its post World War II and then Cold War contexts. Part two discusses how to use this history to inform political, cultural, and educational debates on the topic. Originally published in 1994, the text was written by Bill Green and John Hodgens of Deakin University, and Allen Luke from the James Cook University of North Queensland.