Traditional Custodians of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, Emu Consulting acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

We would also like to specifically acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Kaurna Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.  We respect and honour the country upon which we live.

The Little Aussie Bush Babies

This delightful rhyming story about Australian animals is ideal for young children and parents, carers and teachers who wish to teach children about Australia’s unique and wonderful environment.

Written by Dawn Hawthorn Jackson and illustrated by Jan Finlayson

Available now for order from Emu Consulting 

Cost $15.00 plus postage




Read how a, "Lizard legacy inspires children’s book".

Pinky and Peet – The Little Aussie Bush Lizards

Pinky-and-Peet-featureOnly recently re-discovered, this little lizard has been the focus of many dedicated volunteers in the wilds of South Australia!

Written by Dawn Hawthorn Jackson and illustrated by Jan Finlayson

Available now from Emu Consulting, read more about Pinky and Peet here

Natural Resource Management and Education

Do you have a natural resource management and/or education matter that you would like addressed? We can work with you to develop and manage the project on your behalf or in collaboration with you to ensure you achieve your desired outcome.

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Gardening Services

Looking for some help in your garden or to run a workshop? Emu Consulting is only a phone call or email away. We can teach you gardening principles and/or work with you to develop your habitat, sensory, relaxation or community garden.

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Communication and Community Engagement

Emu Consulting can work collaboratively with you to design, plan and manage your community engagement and development project. Did you know we service clients in metropolitan and regional locations?


Aboriginal Cultural Awareness

Would you like to learn about Aboriginal culture and country? We can provide you with a personal cultural experience.

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Who is Emu Consulting?

dawn-webHi, my name is Dawn Hawthorn-Jackson; Director of Emu Consulting. I was inspired to name my business after the iconic Aussie emu when working in the outback of South Australia. Whilst travelling for work I often observed emu's travelling throughout the bush on their daily endeavours.

I established Emu Consulting in 2008 because I care about people and communities and am committed to helping them to address challenges and realize opportunities. I believe the environmental, cultural and social needs of communities are as equally important to a community as its economic needs.

With academic qualifications and over 20 years’ experience in natural resource management, education, communication and community engagement services I am a respected professional in South Australia.

As an avid and experienced gardener, I had always wanted to study horticulture. I am achieving that goal and aim to complete my Horticulture Certificate 3 in 2022. I am pleased to be incorporating my knowledge and experience into my business. I have a particular interest in communicating gardening principles and teaching people how to create habitat gardens for our native wildlife and/or sensory and relaxation gardens for all to enjoy.

I invite you to view my website to learn more about Emu Consulting. You are also welcome to contact me by email or directly on 0481 098 045. more info