Monday, February 4, 2013

Fact of the Day: My Land

In 1978 a self-proclaimed baron named Paul Baron Neuman declared that his land in New South Wales, Australia was his own sovereign nation. This micro-nation known as Sovereign State of Aeterna Lucina was tolerated until Neuman's death in the 1990s. 

15 comments:

A Beer for the Shower said...

Haha, I love that word, tolerated. Essentially they just let the old kook have it until he died, just to appease him.

Adam said...

apparently the land was very rural, they could do without it.

MEcoy said...

that is an interesting history adam

A said...

Apparently there were a number of fraud charges brought up surrounding the "nation".

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha awesome how he got away with it.

jaybird said...

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

Dana said...

Wow. What an ego! :)

Anita said...

yeah agree..what an ego!!:)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

atta man!
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Emmylou said...

Hahaha...I can't believe they let a self-proclaimed baron do this!

Christine said...

interesting!

Maude Lynn said...

How odd!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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.

Filip and Kristel said...

Interesting, I didn't know you were from Australia. Would like to visit it once.

Greetings,
Filip

Jane said...

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.'