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Danae's Springtime Storytelling Special at Mentone Public Library 2018
11am, Saturday 22nd September 2018


"How we published then, how we publish now."
as part of "An Author for All Seasons - Series 8"


Featuring strange stories from Danae's new travel blog:

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​Danae's ​Events 

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

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

WHAT THE..? Travel Reviews. ​        Real places.      Real people.      Really weird.

Driverless bus, Darwin waterfront

       Event bookings are essential

       To reserve your seat:
       mentonepubliclibrary@gmail.com
       or Tony Brooker on 9583 8494 

​       Gold coin donation
       Tea and coffee provided

       Address: Rear 36 Florence St,
       Mentone VIC Australia 3184


Taste of Tasmania Festival, Hobart

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!
















Melanesian Feast and Fire Show,

Erakor Island, Vanuatu

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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​​

Danae Andrea Harwood

Australian Writer, Author,

​and Travel Blogger