Born London, 1956, into a working-class, fundamentalist catholic family. Age 8 emigrated to Australia with parents, two brothers and two sisters. Aged 12 emigrated to New Zealand. Age 14 told to leave school. Aged 14-and-one-month asked to leave home. With no formal education and an inability to hold down regular work; travelling, smuggling and dealing throughout four continents seemed the best option left open. Retired to Nimbin (hippie capital), on the far north of New South Wales, with partner at age 27. Hobbies now include gardening, avoiding prosecution and planning the overthrow of the Bush, Blair and Howard governments.