"Hutt River Province" Northampton Off The Beaten Path Tip by keeweechic

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The Hutt River Province is just north of Northampton and around 595kms north of Perth covering around 18,500 acres. This small principality was only established in 1970 and has a very unique story. The owners of the property, Leonard and Shirley Casley and their seven children, had been wheat farmers for 20 years. Each year they had produced anything from 6,000 to 13,000 acres of wheat. In 1969 the Australian government announced they were cutting the wheat quotas to what was equivalent to 100 acres. The Casleys already had thousands of acres of wheat. Leonard went to Perth to investigate the ?Wheat Quota Act? with a view to making a legal protest and getting the quota put right.

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  • Written Jan 25, 2008
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