Born in Hackney, London, England in September 1956.
Came to Australia as a child on December 25, 1963 arriving with my parents and sister in Sydney.
Lived in Manly for six months and had a psycho teacher there who really hated me I think - Miss Hayes.
Studied Primary at Cromer Public School with a six month horror stint at Narraweena, both schools in the Northern Beaches Suburbs near Sydney.
Studied Secondary at Gosford, New South Wales for four years where I was bullied but got six A’s .
Studied senior Secondary also in Gosford, and matriculated to all N.S.W. universities,
Went to the University of New England where I studied a total of three years of Philosophy both as an internal and external student, but failed to finish my Arts degree.
Worked in the Australian Public Service in Darwin, N.T. and Adelaide, South Australia.
Suffered emotional and mental trauma and went onto a government pension.
Lived in poverty, renting houses, going into mental health hospital. My life was a total nightmare. I attempted suicide numerous times but I survived in this particular multiverse.
Studied Information Technology at Adelaide TAFE.
Bought a cheap house in Queenstown, Tasmania in January 2009. My first home of my own!
Now, thanks to successful investing in the share market I am no longer poor but physically, mentally and spiritually very comfortable and very happy! I live in a green, lush rainforest location on the edge of town. In 2020 I bought an electric bicycle as I don’t have a driver’s license. I have lost a lot of weight. My life is peaceful and blissful.
I feel very grateful for all I have, not to God, because I am a lifelong atheist, but to fate and …well….whatever!
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
On the 26th January, 2020 I was awarded Australian Citizenship at a ceremony in Strahan, Tasmania, where they also held egg and spoon races.
The Citizenship Ceremony on AUSTRALIA DAY in Strahan, TAS, with my mother, who came down from N.S.W. for the important occasion.
Artwork given to me by the West Coast Mayor, Phillip Vickers, with my citizenship certificate and a King Billy pine on Australia Day, 2020. In 2020 it was 250 years from the year that Captain James Cook discovered the East Coast of the continent of Australia on his voyage of discovery and with the scientific purpose to observe the transit of Venus. And it also commemorates the date of the founding of the first European settlement on the continent of Australia, the First Fleet of 11 ships arriving at Botany Bay, in Sydney, on the 18 January 1788. There were between 750-780 convicts and around 550 crew, soldiers and family members. Governor Arthur Phillip then rejected Botany Bay and chose, instead, Port Jackson, to the north, as the site for the new colony: The settlers, including convicts, arrived there on the 26th of January, 1788, which day in January is now celebrated as Australia Day.