​Events 2017  -

It was great to be back to talk about How We Dreamed Then and How We Dream Now. The magical Mentone Public Library was the perfect place to take the audience on a magical mystery tour of our Australian dreams, past, present, and future.

Researching the topic kept opening doors to Australian dreams. We went on a journey that took us from A to Z - from the Aboriginal Australian dream to the dreams of Generation Z.

In between we looked at the dreams of Baby Boomers, convicts, Generations X and Y, gold rush miners, immigrants of today and yesteryear, pioneers, prime ministers, and more.

We also looked at some interesting approaches that some people are using to  deal with housing affordability, such as "rentvesting" or moving interstate for great benefits.

We discovered that the Great Australian Dream of home ownership is very much alive and kicking, despite it being a challenging prospect.

The audience joined in, contributed comments, and seemed to enjoy the many and varied visual aspects of the talk. They were also eager to open their Fortune Cookies!

Thank you, Julia and Tony, for being good sports yet again.

And thank you, Mentone Public Library, for another great opportunity.


Reflective Entry

"How We Dreamed Then and How We Dream Now"

Springtime Story Telling Special
at Mentone Public Library,
11am - 1pm, ​Saturday 23rd September 2017​​

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