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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brisbane, Queensland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: She is a university graduate and trained in an acting-conservatory program.

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

When she was 14 year old, she spent six months attending high school student in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the United States.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Kate Foy

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

When I was about 6 years old, I was in an accident on a level crossing and, as a result, went to hospital for two months.  Now, this accident resulted in me being in traction, so you can imagine 6-year-old with nothing to do for two months; it gets kinda boring!  Well, there was also this semi-attractive 21-year-old male intern nurse at the same time that was working on my floor, and I don’t know why and I don’t know what possessed me, but one day I was hanging up in traction on my bed, he walked past and I reached out to grab his bum!  Well, about twenty minutes later I was discovered hanging from traction on the floor, my leg in the air, with a very red face trying to explain what happened.  Well, I didn’t want to lie, it was a good story.  I just said I went to grab a bum.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lynn Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/03/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

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