The principality of Hutt River: a territory marooned in the Western Australian outback

Vicente Bicudo de Castro, Ralph Kober

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This article recounts the story of Hutt River Province, later established as the Principality of Hutt River (PHR), under the administration of Leonard George Casley (1970-2017). We highlight the international relations of the principality, its reliance on tourism, and its relationship with Australian taxation authorities. Casley created his own principality within the Western Australian outback and gladly marooned himself in his very own creation. We thus extend the notion of aislamiento to remote geographically isolated environments, illustrating the deeply social and political nature of aislamiento.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalShima: the international journal of research into island cultures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Aislamiento
  • Hutt River Province
  • Islandness
  • Micronations
  • Western Australia

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