micronation

The Principality of Hutt River is a micronation near the village of Northampton in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The nearest sizable city is Geraldton.

UnderstandEdit

In 1970 the Government of Western Australia imposed wheat quotas on its farmers. The quota prevented 99% of the output from the 4,000 hectare (9,900 acre) farms of Leonard Casley and his family from being legally sold. The Casleys mounted various legal challenges to the quotas which culminated in them declaring secession of their land from the Commonwealth of Australia.

The self-proclaimed country is Australia's oldest and most well known micronation (there are surprisingly many). It is not recognized by any country and for the most part it legally functions as part of Australia.

Get inEdit

Tours can be organized in Perth. The nearest large city is Geraldton. "Visas" cost $4 and are issued on arrival.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

Mainly farmland though there is a also royal art collection.

DoEdit

Marvel at how a contentious agricultural policy led to a former NASA physicist adopting the title "Prince Leonard".

BuyEdit

The Hutt River dollar is conveniently pegged at par to the Australian dollar. The coins make for interesting souvenirs.

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Most visits are day trips but there is a campsite that visitors can use.

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