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Hutt River Principality

 

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Hutt River Province (Principality) was founded on April 21, 1970 by wheat farmer Leonard George Casley and others who were dissatisfied with the government's wheat quota policy.

Casley found an obscure clause permitted under British common law to legally secede. The Australian government largely ignored Casley, who proclaimed himself Prince Leonard. Since its founding, Hutt River Province has become a favorite tourist destination as a result of Casley's notoriety.

In 1974 Prince Leonard issued a colorful set of five banknotes with his image and signature. The back of each banknote has a different theme, important to Hutt, ranging from boomerangs to farm tractors.

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The Principality of Hutt River is situated 595 km north of Perth, Western Australia and is about 75 square km in area, consisting of some 18,500 acres of land. Hutt River is an Independent Sovereign State, having seceded from Australia on April 21, 1970 and is of comparable size to Hong Kong (not including the New Territories). The Principality consists of undulating farmland well covered in places with a wealth of shrubs and glorious wildflowers. For a more detailed country profile, see The Pricipality of Hutt River.

 

 

 

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