Miss Chevious Cinders
Let’s start at the beginning, I was born in Takapuna, Auckland in June 1936.
My mother passed away when I was seven months old and I was brought up by my grandparents until I was 12 years old, when my father took me back after he remarried. I lived in Te Awamutu for a couple of years before moving to Hamilton.
I started work at 15 in a hardware store in Hamilton and in 1954 joined the Railways locomotive department and worked my way up from cleaner, to fireman, to driver. I was firing on the expresses between Frankton and Taumaranui and ended up driving the Electric Locomotives from Te Rapa to National Park. After 37 years I retired in 1990.
It was during my railway days that I started to cross-dress. I married in 1978 and fathered two daughters, I thought this could stop my cross-dressing habit but it did not. Eventually I separated from my partner in 1994, and finally divorcing in December 2004. I bought a house in Frankton and lived there till 2005.