Books in Homes

 Books in Homes Programme


The Books in Homes Programme was originally inspired by Maori author, Alan Duff ,who wrote the widely acclaimed book Once Were Warriors. Duffy Books in Homes New Zealand was formed in 1995, and now has over 100,000 students participating from 530 schools and more than 200 sponsors.

The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia was formed in 2001.

The Australian Government via the Department of Education, Science and Training funded a Pilot of the Books in Homes Primary Programme in 93 selected schools in Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory commencing in April 2001 and concluding in November 2001.

This Pilot reached 10,800 primary aged children and successfully delivered 75,675 books-of-choice. The overwhelmingly positive response of the children to book ownership changed perceptions and increased expectations in many communities.

Between Term 4, 2003 and term 2, 2010 Books in Homes Australia delivered The Books in Homes Primary Programme via the Australian Government to:

  • 51 schools in the Murdi Paaki Region of NSW, reaching approx. 5,123 students;
  • 42 remote schools in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, reaching approx. 6,400 students;
  • 82 very remote schools the Northern Territory, reaching over 10,000 students.

A staggering 585,959 books-of-choice were successfully distributed over 17 school terms!!


Peter Large is the CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Books in Homes Australia. He oversees the finances, operations and reporting at the charity. He has over 30 years of management experience in business operations in finance, financial services, project delivery and Information Technology. Peter is also a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce obtained from the University of NSW. He has also been a long-term supporter of and advocate for Books in Homes Australia since its inception in 2001.








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