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Prince Leonard of the Principality of Hutt River

In the middle of WA there is another Principality......How come I didn't know about this before???

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We arrived at Northampton to see the "Äiring of the Quilts" which is really a great craft festival. I must admit the people here love their town with a passion. The town reminds me of Buladelah but the peoples passion of the town is so wonderful. We learnt about quilting, lace making, spinning wool and every other craft you could ever dream about. The quilts were wonderful and decorated the streets so beautifully.

Airing of the Quilts

Airing of the Quilts

HRH Prince Leonard

HRH Prince Leonard


Prince Leonard of the Principality of Hutt River

Prince Leonard of the Principality of Hutt River

So I had to dig further and this guy owns a wheat farm and had a fight with the Australia Federal Government, went home and read the Constitution and found a loop hole in it and declared his 18,500 acres a principality. It is the Principality of Hutt River and it is 40 years old this year. He pays no taxes , has only generators for electricity. Hutt River is situated 595 km north of Perth and is about 75 sq km in area. Caravanners can camp there, you pay $2 for a visitors visa and you get your passport stamped.... So Hutt River is an Independent Sovereign State having seceded from Australia on the 21/04/1970 and is comparable size to Hong Kong (not the New Territories).

H.R.H. Prince Leonard is a keen supporter of Arts & Conservation, has named parts of the Principality with such identities as Lake Beginning, Mount Sucession, Lake Serenity and Wild Boar Gorge. His town site, Nain, has been developed with many buildings to provide facilities for the tourists who visit in their thousands each year. These facilities include Administration, Goernment Office and Post Office, Tea Rooms with Swimming Pool and chapel.

According to Leonard, Western Austalia was actually never proclaimed by Captain Stirling as British Territory, as was required of him under Letter Patent. He only proclaimed a Settlement (the Swan Settlement) in Western Australia. So The Territory of the Principality of Hutt River was never, ever, British Proclaimed Territory! web site is www.principality-hutt-river.com The Constitution has been fixed now....

This is the map of H.R.H Prince Leonards Principality.

This is the map of H.R.H Prince Leonards Principality.

Posted by anne.muld 23:52 Archived in Australia

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Hey, I love reading your blog, it's fantastic. It's like we're actually on holiday with you!!! I'm sitting hear laughing as well, you are very funny. Hope you had a great "31st" birthday......mmm that makes me just over "31" as well!!!! Happy travels!! xo

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