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Book Review: The Lucky Galah

Author: Tracy Sorensen

Verdict: 6/10

Lucky is a self-described “fat pet galah” living with her owner, Lizzie, in the small town of Port Badminton in Western Australia. She enjoys tearing up paperback books, eating biscuits with sweet tea, and cruising the streets on Lizzie’s bony shoulder.

But Lucky hasn’t always had it so good. As a young galah she was taken from the wild and sold as a pet, spending many years in a small backyard cage where she observed the comings and goings of her owners, the Kelly family, and their neighbours.

Fortunately, Lucky has a special talent⁠ that helps keep her entertained—she can pick up transmissions from the radio telescope dish sitting just outside town.

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I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country where I live and work, the Gubbi Gubbi people.

I pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.