England 81

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: teens

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/04/1989

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: currently in college, pursuing his undergraduate degree

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

Subject was raised in Dewsbury and Leeds, West Yorkshire, and recently moved to New Zealand.

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

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I, I was, uh, born in Dewsbury Hospital in West Yorkshire, uh, in, in, uh, England.  I’ve lived in the same home all my life, up to the age of, uh around 18 and a half.  Um, uh, yeah.  Last, at the end of last year, uh, I lived, I lived in Morley, South Leeds.  Um, my mom and dad moved out here last year.  They’ve — we’ve been trying to move out for a while.  Uh, and they just got- they just got their chance last, at the start of last year, so they moved out.  But I was still at college, so I stayed behind to finish that.  I followed them out when I’d finished in September. And, um, I went back again for — I went back to England for Christmas.  Uh, this, this Christmas.  And I came back out just in time to start Toi.  And, so I’ve only ever really had only one home until the end of last year.  And suddenly I’ve got three, I’ve got one up in Auckland with my mom and dad.  And in Wellington, where I live now.  I’ve one back in England with my brothers.  Yeah my brothers, uh, sort of had long term girlfriends.  And jobs, and other commitments tying them down sort of thing.  They’re, uh, 22-year-old twins.  Um, so they-they-they-they’re not deciding to come out yet.   Acting’s my main passion.  Um, I, I don’t really know.  I like, I like to see new places.  I like to — I like to see … new things, and travel, I suppose.  And Singapore was really nice.  Really safe and clean, was Singapore.  So I really liked that.  Um, and while you can’t beat the sights of New Zealand I guess.  Yeah it’s … it’s a lot, uh, there’s a lot I like about New Zealand.  Still, just — I like, I love the trip up here on the bus, um, because you see some beautiful valleys and hills and all sorts of stuff.  So I really like that sort of side of traveling, seeing beautiful places.  Because you don’t get much of it in England.  You don’t get many, much, much more than a concrete jungle in a city.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Joe Calarco (under supervision of David Nevell)

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