An Important Message From Mr Beaky

by Cassie Leatham and Sue Lawson

Meet Mr Beaky!

He has an important message about what it means to be an Aboriginal person in Australia.

“Mr Beaky is an agent for reconciliation. He should be prime minister.” – Nathan McGuire, Model, Whadjuk Noongar man

“Mr Beaky shares his story so we can learn about Aboriginal culture and identity.” – Aunty Fay Muir, Boonwurrung Elder, First Nations Educator

“A wonderfully accessible truth-telling story from the gorgeous Mr Beaky, to share and delight in.”– Jasmine Seymour, Award-winning Dharug writer / illustrator



This clever cheeky blue budgie has been taught the Taungurung language of his First Nations parent and has important messages to share with young readers. This beautifully presented book with gorgeous photos of Mr Beaky, begins with an introduction in Taungurung, Wumindjeka Daungwurrung Biik “Hello Welcome to Taungurung Country.” The following page shows a map of where Mr Beaky’s home is on Taungurung Country in the state of Victoria…The opportunity to learn about Aboriginal language and culture through the eyes of Mr Beaky, is a perfect starting point for children and adults in understanding, acceptance and Reconciliation. A wonderful book for every school and public library.

Kathryn Beilby – ReadPlus

ISBN: 9781742036533

RRP: $24.99

Format: 230mm x 230mm

32pp Hardback