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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 22

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/03/1997

PLACE OF BIRTH: Box Hill, Victoria (suburb of Melbourne)

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Australian/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: cinema attendant/actor

EDUCATION: completed year 12

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: none

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/07/2019

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, I was born in Melbourne around the eastern suburbs, and I lived in the eastern suburbs for most of my life. And then, when I moved out of home, I decided to move further up north, um, and I like a lot of the food and restaurant that’s in the north because I find it’s a lot more multicultural than around the eastern sides, where it’s usually just, uh, pizza and Chinese food.

Um, I have a lot of hobbies, uh, and a lot of them are very close to the Melbourne CBD [central business district], which is, er, easier to get to from the north. And, so, I do rock climbing in the city, I do rollerskating, um, lots of that sort of stuff. And yeah, i-it makes it a lot easier to catch up with friends being up north than it was being in the east ’cause it’s a bit of a black spot for public transport, like, there’s just buses; there’s only buses and there’s no train stations, and it’s very annoying to get around. Um, so, yeah, I really enjoy living up north, and, uh, it’s just a lot more fun for me and easier for me to get places, especially since I don’t have a car. So, yeah, that’s what I do with my life.

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DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION: 17/07/2019

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