Chuck: Where you say you were from?
Chuck: Place with all the sheep?
Graham: 50 million sheep, 4 million people, yeah, yeah.
Chuck: So, you’re a New Zealander?
Graham: Originally, yes. Haven’t lived there for 30 years. I have difficulty being called a New Zealander. If someone asks me, "What are you?" I can answer, "I fly, I'm a pilot." That's part of my personal identity. But my cultural identity is not Maori. My father was English but I've never lived there so I'm not British.
Chuck: So what are you? Culturally, I mean?
Graham: Been asking myself that for years. Sort of mid-Pacific?
Graham: Closer to Pitcairn.
Graham is one of an increasing number of migrants who have left behind an uncertain cultural identity and not found another.
His personal identity being related to his work might mean that we see strong elements of professionalism in his persona, but fewer enthusiasms for food, music, literature, or other cultural traditions.
The cultural stereotype of