Daniel Bowen

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Daniel Bowen, born in 1970, is a Melbourne resident best known for being the PTUA president and the author of the blog, Diary of an Average Australian. Bowen has published this blog continuously since 1994.[1][2] His other web articles include Toxic Custard, sent weekly to a mailing list and posted to Usenet group rec.humor (under the title "Toxic Custard Workshop Files") since August 1990. TCWF started out as a humour journal covering and parodying subjects such as religion, science fiction, history and technology; however, over the years it has gradually changed into a diary, and today is mostly a compilation of the passing week's blog posts.

He is also known as a prominent spokesman for improved public transport in Melbourne as President of the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA), a position he held from 2003 to 2012. He is a frequent media commentator and blogger on public transport issues.

On 17 September 2012 he announced that he would not seek re-election as PTUA president at the forthcoming annual general meeting of the Association.[3] He remains on the PTUA Committee.[4]


  1. ^ Jenny Sinclair (2002-08-14). "Blogging on". The Age. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ "High on the Blog". Archived from the original on 2005-06-23. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  3. ^ Adam Carey (2012-09-17). "Transport mouthpiece to step down". The Age. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ "The team". Public Transport Users Association. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 

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