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Haha, I love that word, tolerated. Essentially they just let the old kook have it until he died, just to appease him.
apparently the land was very rural, they could do without it.
that is an interesting history adam
Apparently there were a number of fraud charges brought up surrounding the "nation".
hahaha awesome how he got away with it.
Wow- good for him. Hmmm, I think I'll self-proclaim myself a Baroness, from today forward. You can hereby address me as Baroness Bird. Think anyone will humor me as well? LOL
Wow. What an ego! :)
yeah agree..what an ego!!:)
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Hahaha...I can't believe they let a self-proclaimed baron do this!
That's funny! He was no doubt slightly 'eccentric' and they figured it was easier to just let it be than deal with him, especially since it was land that wasn't really needed.
Interesting, I didn't know you were from Australia. Would like to visit it once.Greetings,Filip
This story reminds me of one of my favourite books 'The Republic of Nothing" - except that it was a fictional small island off the coast of Nova Scotia that declared it's 'independence.'
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