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||[Jul. 19th, 2007|09:33 pm]
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After a fight with the Australian government in 1970, farmer Leonard Casley declared his land a seperate country -- Hutt River Province. He pronounced himself Prince Leonard, and his wife Princess Shirley. They made stamps, money, a flag, and a national anthem for their new country. Instead of taking Casley to court, the Australian government has simply ignored him.
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That's funny, I wonder if they are still calling themselves that?
I dunno. I should research it. :)
i think there's an episode of Family Guy where Peter decides to secede from the united states and make the land surrounding his house his own country...it makes me really happy that somebody actually did it.
lol. ;) It's kinda cool, I gotta say.
LOL TIMES A MILLION.
i'm going there for my next vacation.
LOL! Awesome. Tell me how their tourist activities are. ;)
Eddie Izzard quote! <3<3<3 He's my very very favorite comedian of all time ever. :)
hehe, I was hoping someone would recognize. ;)
Hehe, of course! Reading that totally made my day. The things he does with his voice are amazing - he creates whole scenes with just his tone and a few body motions! Plus... Transvestites for the win. ^_^
Seriously. He's spectacular. :)
oh i've been to hutt river province and met the prince and princess! they were very 'ocker' for royalty
Hah! Awesome@ That is soooo cool!
I heard that story a while ago, but it was told to me a little differently. According to MY source (a guy I called Cheese Shop Mike, but a source nonetheless), he pulled out a letter he got from the government years prior which mistakenly referred to him as an administrator, and claimed it gave him the proper authority to start his own country. When they charged him with treason, he made himself a prince and cited a law from the 1800s declaring that a prince couldn't be convicted of treason. The Australian government repealed the law afterwards, but it was already too late to nail him.
Interesting! I'd like more on him, if you can find it? I'll do some google searching around about him as well. What if they're both true? :)
They probably ARE both true, since my version is basically yours plus a little more detail ;)
The only other place I've seen the story (not that I've looked very hard) is wikipedia, and that sounds a lot more like your original post. The only tidbit that validates the words of my favorite freshman political science major is that the supreme ruler of the Hutt River Province does indeed refer to himself as a prince. And his reasoning is just crazy enough that I want to believe it...