• Grant Writing Thank You

    “Working with Dawn is a delight!  She brought invaluable insights, generosity, and hope when sorely needed for a time sensitive project and delivered beautifully!  Looking forward to working with her more in the future!”

    Gigi Pinwill, Founder/Director, DunnART
  • Thankyou – State Theatre Company South Australia

    “Dawn was a pleasure to work with. It was a real collaboration and meant that we were able to develop a survey and outline that meant we received solid and meaningful feedback on our program designed to engage with older, isolated theatre lovers. The feedback report has gone to our funders and will help shape future iterations of the program.’’

    Catherine Bauer, Development Manager, State Theatre Company South Australia


  • A Heart Felt Thank you – Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

    “Dear Dawn and Moogy

     A heart felt thank you, I feel it’s important to pass on the impact your training has had on me. It has changed my life and I use this  knowledge now every day to look at all life matters with a new perspective.  It has provided me new understanding and empowered me to pass on my learnings to educate others.”

     A sincere thank you

    Nathan Byles – Manager, Unley Swim Centre

  • A Hidden Opal – Artist Business Management Thank You

    “HI Dawn

    I just wanted you to know that I think you are a hidden opal that brings out my true colours in my paintings.  Where I shine artistically, you shine in your management of my business and as my art agent.  Thanks for the great work that you do behind the scenes.”

    John “Bundy” Bannerman – Pink Bear Art

  • Thank You – Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

    “Hi Dawn,

    I want to thank you and Moogy for such a wonderful morning on Thursday. The session was fantastic. I’ve been to 3-4 different Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training sessions before and I learn something new every time. The aspects of your session that I loved was the ability to enter into Aboriginal culture through the touching of the artifacts on the tables, and the dancing that concluded the day. The timeline was an important part of the session as it gave an understanding of the ongoing, devastating impact of legislative and social racism on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The way that Moogy shared stories, both personal and of people he knows, was a really important part of the session as it brought the ‘theory’ to life.

    For me personally, the session was different in a great way, in that I didn’t leave feeling devastating sad and powerless in that sadness. I felt like I was able to reflect on past and present discrimination, as well as learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures which I loved.”

    Robyn Lierton – Community Engagement and Diversity Manager – ECH

  • City of Unley – Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training Was Wonderful

    Dawn [the Aboriginal cultural awareness training] it was absolutely wonderful!  Thankyou to you and Major Sumner for fitting a lot into a small amount of time, for opening up conversations and for an excellent session.  I know one of our teams is already planning to get in touch to put their whole team through this training later this year also.  I am sure this will be the start of many more sessions in the future too.”

    Marcia Mudge – Team Leader, Community & Cultural Development – City of Unley


  • Thankyou – Gardening Help

    Thankyou Dawn for your help with my garden. It is so much healthier and my plants are looking wonderful.”

    Margaret – Strathalbyn Resident


  • Outstanding Contribution – Flinders University Athena SWAN Application

    Dear Ms Hawthorn-Jackson

    I write to formally thank you for your outstanding contribution to the Flinders University Athena SWAN Application.  Across the life of the project we recognise that you contributed through facilitating workshops and [development and delivery of a] consequent summary report, as well as reviewing documentation, analysing data and assisting with drafting of the application itself.  The University’s application has been awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, and we have recognised that this achievement is due to a combined team effort across several years, and we thank you for your commitment and contribution during this time.”

    Yours sincerely

    Mr Steve Barret, Chair Flinders University, Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team

    Flinders Univeristy
  • I Was Astounded! – Gardening Help Thankyou

    When I first asked Dawn to look at my garden and offer her recommendations I had absolutely no idea what to do and my garden was fully overgrown and full of weeds. After seeing her passion and knowledge I decided to give her full autonomy in doing my garden however she decided as long as the maintenance requirements were low. I was astounded with how much better my garden became with very little work. One of the best parts of my day now is sitting outside with my morning coffee taking in all the good work she has done.”

    K. Jackson. Reynella East.
  • Dawn From Emu Consulting Was Excellent – Thank you – Gardening Help

    “Dawn understood what we wanted to achieve and we were thrilled with the outcome. Dawn is happy to address any issues or questions you might have about the work done and is quick and very efficient with her service keeping you updated at all times. We will definitely be getting her back for further work. Highly recommended.”

  • Hi To Moogy And Dawn – Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

    Dear Moogy and Dawn,
    I’ve just had Moogy here in my living room, live in TV from England, where he was, for the return to the country ceremony. I felt touched to hear the news and very proud to know you both. Thank you very much for your work and to have had the time to share time and experience with us, at the school of architecture. The trip in Port Augusta went very well this year, the outcomes very interesting. We had more participants from the Aboriginal community and everybody was very interested to know about our work. Hope we can continue the collaboration with you all also in the future. Looking forward to show you the results.”

    Dr Elisa Palazzo - Senior Lecturer – Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide
  • Emma Bray – Pinky And Peet Feedback


    Yes I received it [Pinky and Peet book] and it is great. I’ll use it to have a discussion about author’s intent and target audience and then have my students make their own book about an Australian endangered animal with a narrative in the front and a report at the end.

    Thanks Emma”

    Emma Bray - Pinky and Peet Feedback
  • Rae Plush – Pinky And Peet Feedback

    Thank you for the gorgeous [Pinky and Peet the Little Aussie Bush Lizards] books – absolutely love them 🙂

    thank you Rae x”

    Rae Plush - Pinky and Peet Feedback
  • Pinky And Peet Customer Feedback

    Hello Dawn,

    Thank you for your email – we received “Pinky and Peet” the very next day after placing the order – what amazing service!!  We have both enjoyed reading and learning about the pygmy bluetongue lizards.

    Kind regards Yvonne”

    Yvonne - Pinky and Peet Feedback
  • Positive Feedback

    Hi Dawn.

    Today was fantastic and the feedback from staff and students has been very positive. Please pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to Major Sumner. Many thanks again for your help.”

    Daniel Head - Director of Marist Mission, Sacred Heart College Senior School
  • Connectifying – Conservation Program

    Dawn has provided consistently high quality support over more than two years in developing a strong local community commitment to a major conservation program. Her strength has been developing and maintaining the complex links among the researchers, the government agencies and the various community groups.”

    Professor Mike Bull - School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University
  • Thank you – Welcome to Country and Information Sessions

    Hi Dawn, Thank you so much for organising [the Welcome to Country and Information Sessions for our Melbourne and Adelaide offices]. It has been such a pleasure working with you in the past month.”

    Fiona Tran - Diversity & Inclusiveness Coordinator, Ernst & Young
  • Thank You – Collaboration In Practice Training Will Make A Difference

    Hi Dawn, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us in Ceduna. Thank you for coming. I have had very positive feedback from staff regarding your presentation and they all enjoyed their day. Again, than you for delivering our training and it really will make a difference to developing our team.”

    Kerry Schubert - Manager - Centacare Catholic Family Services, Country SA, Diocese of Port Pirie
  • Thank You – Employer Awareness Training

    I have had the pleasure of meeting Dawn when I attended the Employer Awareness training in Coober Pedy. I found Dawn’s presentation very professional. Dawn made the presentation fun – that helps in us understanding the topic. Her knowledge and preparation for the program enabled us to look at how we handle the topic. I would recommend Dawn of Emu Consulting as I know she will deliver what is expected from any training course she undertakes.”

    Trevor Berry – The Old Timers Mine, Cooper Pedy

  • Employer Awareness Training

    Thanks to coming to Roxby Downs to provide this training opportunity [Employer Awareness Training]. I look forward to attending similar sessions in the future.”

    Anonymous Attendee
  • Thank You – Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

    I can’t stress how much I enjoyed this session [Aboriginal Cultural Awareness]. Moogie [Major Sumner] was an inspiration – very knowledgeable and generous in sharing. Loved the smoking ceremony. Thanks.

    Amanda - General Practice SA Inc. Staff Member
  • Thank You For Collaboration In Practice Training

    Hi Dawn, I must let you know that the training you presented [Collaboration in Practice] was very enjoyable and reinforced (what I think are normal practices) that we are trying to move in the right direction for the best possible outcomes for our clients.”

    Jacki Shaw - Crisis Intervention & Intake Worker - The Salvation Army Community Services
  • Thanks For Help With Feasibility Plan

    Emu Consulting recently assisted me in gathering information on developing an orchard feasibility plan. I was very impressed with Dawn’s commitment, co-ordination and follow-up. It is obvious Dawn loves helping people and working in a range of natural resource management areas. Thank you Dawn.”

    Simon Cooper - Adelaide Hills Land Manager
  • Thank You For The Environmental Management Lectures

    I have been fortunate to have Dawn deliver a number of lectures to two undergraduate topics in the last three years. She has given students relevant, timely insights into the world of environmental management, particularly the ways in which people can overcome difference and work cooperatively. She has access to invaluable relationships with Aboriginal groups in South Australia which is increasingly important to the holistic management of our environment. I value her knowledge, her experience and her effective communication with my students. Dawn makes a contribution to graduates who are more engaged and skillful environmental managers.”

    Dr Jonathan Sobels - School of the Environment Flinders University
  • Andamooka Community Consultancy

    The community of Andamooka (800 people) is not under any Local Government or Council jurisdiction and is ‘run’ entirely by an elected group of dedicated volunteers and two part time employees, through the APOMA Office. We here at APOMA (Andamooka Progress & Opal Miners Association) have for the past 12 months used Emu Consulting for a variety of tasks, including community consultancy and in the undertaking of the development plans to justify the employment of a Community Development Manager through various Government channels. In that time and with these set criterions in mind we have found Emu Consulting to be exemplary in all that they have undertaken on our behalf here at APOMA and can highly recommend them for the professional expertise that they offer.”

    Peter Allen - Chairperson - APOMA
  • Thanks!

    Dawn and Moogy, Thanks so much for your involvement in our community event. The Smoking Ceremony was greatly enjoyed by all the attendees. It was great to see the children following Moogy around as he carried out the ceremony.” Also, thank you so much for your other assistance at the launch last week. It was great to be able to relax and enjoy the event knowing that you had the photos and video covered.”

    Beth Christensen - Community Development Coordinator - CAFE Enfield Children’s Centre for Early Childhood Development and Parenting
  • Expertise

    Emu Consulting has the expertise, competence and drive to complete major projects, while retaining the capacity to meet a diverse range of small project needs. Its professionalism, dynamism and capacity is bettered by none.”

    Professor Andrew Beer - The University of Adelaide (Formerly Flinders University)
  • Liquor License

    My husband and I are in the process of gaining a liquor licence, for a small business venture we have. Dawn at Emu Consulting has assisted us with the procedure. We are very pleased with her services; she has been prompt, efficient and very reassuring when obstacles have arisen and has gone out of her way to rectify the obstacles in a very professional way. We would highly recommend her services, especially when dealing with Government departments.”

    Sharon and Filippo Sisto - Auburn Business Operators
  • Communication Creativity

    Dawn, Thank you for your reliable and timely development of communication products for the Board. We appreciate your ability to interpret and expand on information we provide to you. Your creativity enables the Board to present complex natural resources management information in an easy to understand manner to our many stakeholders.”

    Lynne Walden - General Manger - Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board