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Principality of Hutt River dissolves after 50 years of 'independence' from Australia

Added 08-04-20 03:36:03am EST - “The? Principality of Hutt River, a tiny slab of Australian outback that declared independence 50 years ago, will finally rejoin the the rest of the nation after coronavirus killed its tourist income.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Hutt River dissolves after 50 years of 'independence' from Australia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A tiny slab of Australian outback that declared independence 50 years ago will finally rejoin the rest of the nation.

The Principality of Hutt River was dramatically created on April 21, 1970, and covers just 75sqkm of remote Western Australia with a population of 23.

The 'micronation' has its own flag and emblem and produces stamps, banknotes, and coins featuring its founder Leonard Casley and his 'royal family'.

But just 18 months after Prince Casley's death aged 93, his son Prince Graeme has had to give up his father's dream 'with much sorrow'.

Leonard Casley, known as Prince Leonard of the Hutt, died on Wednesday at the age of 93, almost 50 years after declaring independence from Australia on April 21, 1970

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