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. 

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

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

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  2. that is an interesting history adam

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

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  4. hahaha awesome how he got away with it.

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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.

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

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. 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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