Government of the

Principality of Hutt River

  Royal Rhetoric Archive 2017  


    H.R.H. Prince Graeme    
    Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River and all its Territories.
Commander in Chief RHRDF
Duke of Gilboa
Earl of Canan
Grand Master of the Order of Wisdom and Learning

Minister of State & Education
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Finance & Treasury
(Minister responsible for the Royal Hutt River Mint)
Chancellor of the Royal Court
Chancellor of the PHR Royal College of Heraldry

Chancellor of the PHR Royal College of Advanced Research
Hon Commissioner in Chief:
 Legion of Frontiersmen, Independent Command, Canada & Legion of Frontiersmen, Independent Command UK
Patron: Royal Enfield Club of Australia Inc.


Urgent appeal for support from
HRH Prince Graeme
Minister for State & Education.


14th December 2017

Christmas Greetings

Christmas, like other annual anniversaries, and being so close to our New Year
is a chance to reflect on the previous twelve months.
Have we achieved our goals? How did we deal with those issues that arose?
Is our little space in the world, a little better for our contribution?
Time to think of loving family and friends.

Reflecting on the past year as I write this I see why it has been a tumultuous and busy year.

Ten months ago, the Australian Taxation Office lodged a Writ of Summons into the Western Australian Supreme Court, against, two of our subjects, Leonard George Casley and Arthur Wayne Casley.
Of course, we know them as; my Father Prince Leonard, our founder and Sovereign at that time
and my Brother Prince Wayne.
This unfortunately set the scene for us for the next ten months and whilst less intent, the fight continues today.

February 11th this year saw a changing of the guard as Prince Leonard abdicated and I,
Prince Graeme stepped forward as the second Monarch of our Principality.
An honour which I hold very dear.

The resulting publicity coming from these court cases and changing of the guard brought people forward that had visited many years ago and wanted to reconnect and wish us well.
New visitors also found our story intriguing and visited to find out more and pledge their support.

We are noticing that those who choose to visit us come from all corners of the world;
Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Croatia, Poland, England, Scotland, Ireland and Australia, to name only some.
Next time or when you visit us, thumb through our visitors’ book and you will see the diverse backgrounds of our visitors.

Our Beacon of Hope still shines brightly.
We tackled the court cases with Truth, Honour, Faith and Justice.
These are the foundations of our Being and it is a privilege to know that we have stood by them and defended them fully and will continue to do so.
You cannot imagine from where that Beacon of Hope can be seen but we can see the ripple effect of our cause flows outward to all corners of the world.
I hope it brings peace and comfort to those that it resonates with.

We thank all those people who have supported us throughout this year and all our past.
I cannot predict the future, but by enjoying the present it helps us all to get through whatever comes our way.

Be grateful of loving family and friends.
Share the Joy with them this festive season as I, Prince Graeme, on behalf of myself, the Royal family, friends and all our Subjects send you all our very best wishes for a most wonderful and Joyous
Christmas and all the very best for the coming new year.

My Best Wishes


    November 2017    

01st November 2017

Royal Rhetoric 23 October 2017

Greetings to all,

When is a loss a win?

Yes our Court of Appeal submissions were all dismissed.

Whilst this is very disappointing, it was not surprising.

Our court appearance finished at approx. 1:00 PM Friday 20 October 2017.

Then at 3:07 PM an email appeared from the court with the written reasons for the decision.

There was another case before the Justice Murphy and Justice Mitchell after ours, so the written reasons were prepared very quickly one thinks; if not before.

In summary they state that;

·         The Principality of Hutt River is not an independent state

·        The purported declaration of secession from Australia in 1970 had (no) legal effect

·         The ATO certificates of assessment are prima facie evidence of matters establishing the taxation liability

·         Additional evidence should be refused as it is not in the interest of justice to receive the evidence…there is no possibility that the evidence would lead to a different result.

There are thirteen different points in their reasons for the decision.
Some facts we put forward include:

·         The audit period was from 2006 to 2013.

·   They assessed our caravan park for that full period, even though it wasn’t built until 2010!

·         Visas were issued at no charge until approx. 2010, although they were assessed for the full stated period.

·         The 1980 ATO ruling stating that Tourism Income is tax exempt.

·         The 2008 ATO tax Assessment stating that LG Casley is a non-resident of Australia, therefore tax exempt.

·         This Court cannot rule on Sovereignty.

To mention but a mere few.


The fight for justice will win. Assassin’s henchmen doing their dirtiest deeds under political instructions will be seen for what they are. The commercial pen wiping across people to annihilate them is very insidious. A swipe from a sword would be more honest and would leave one better able to defend oneself, rather than ignoring statute laws. Many a fight has been presented when; justice is not followed, people’s human rights are violated and I believe that the critical mass is coming.

A revolution will be instant across nations. I am old enough and lucky enough to have been around to witness through the news, the coming down of the Berlin Wall and the eradication of apartheid.

These happened quickly, once they began. The fight here continues. We have won as we have always followed justice and what is right using LAW as our sword.

In the words of my Father:


    September 2017    



18th September 2017

Greetings to you all!

Congratulations to all our Honhors recipients, the first group to be announced on the sixth September, my birthday.
You are all very deserving and it shows the calibre of people out there making a difference within their communities.
We are honored to be associated with you and your work.

Speaking of my birthday; thank you for all the best wishes I received helping me to celebrate my 60th Birthday. They were very much appreciated.

Our Court of Appeal submission has been accepted and we now wait for the response from the Australian Government Solicitors on behalf of the Australian Taxation Office. While waiting we will hone our case to ensure that it is as strong as possible. I send my deepest heartfelt thanks to our legal team that worked diligently, late into the night; every night.
Your dedication and support is greatly appreciated and noted.

It has been very heart warming to receive so many support donations for our legal fighting fund as well as messages of support from all around the planet. The law is a very expensive process to deal with and we are having to spend from what appears needs to be a bottomless pit when we have but an egg-cup full, so we will certainly appreciate your on-going support both emotionally and financially towards our legal fighting fund as we continue on with the battle.

Our thoughts and best wishes go to those doing it tough at the moment especially the people of the Caribbean, Texas and Florida. We have dear friends of PHR out there and are awaiting good news from them, the messages sent to us so far indicate that many of our people are fine physically but many have property damage that they now have to contend with so we wish them well.

Ensure your light shines bright as you travel through life fulfilling your endeavors.

The future can never be fully predicted. “Life is what you have whilst busy making other plans” (John Lennon).

My best wishes.




    August 2017    

92nd B'Day Greetings to

HRH Prince Leonard
August 27 2017




25th August 2017

Greetings to you all!

The road to truth and justice can be a long and bumpy one. However one that we will travel no matter how long or bumpy it gets. The destination is so very much worth it all.

Our Supreme Court Appeal application lodged on the 10th August was returned to us with the advice to make our case more "succinct" and add a schedule in tabular form listing the facts that are being challenged. Whilst we were disappointed for all the long hours and hard work our legal team had put in, we relished with the fact that the content appears to be sound. We were graciously given an extension until the 5th of September to have it all corrected and resubmitted.
We are once again busy reformatting and adjusting our case accordingly.

Thank you one and all for your continued support, both emotionally and financially.
Please keep it coming or advise a friend, as we need lots of it.
Round two of the current battle hasn’t really begun yet!

o   Some people wonder; “Has the law got anything to do with Justice?”

Living and working outside the Legal profession you could be distracted with this thought as many items seem to confirm this sentiment. Yet this is the very reason Prince Leonard and the people of the Principality of Hutt River have dedicated their time and lives’ to. Justice will prevail.
This universal truth is a major reason for the interest PHR receives from around the globe. Justice is just that; for everyone including the working class or professional class. It’s not for the corporates or tyrannic governments that dismiss their people, the very people that democracy demands they look after.

o   Is the world looking at the demise of democracy?

o   Will the disgruntled masses operate in chaos?

o   From that chaos will a revolution be born and from that revolution a new paradigm of social rule?

If history is to be a guide perhaps this is what we are witnessing, however, it does not have to be.
If we all operated within the universal laws of nature, treated others how we wished to be treated; with Love and respect.

Would this not allow us all to enjoy the beauty which life makes available?
That is to live and love and enjoy family and friends.
To discover the deeper truths of ourselves; to develop as a nation of human beings; to lift ourselves out of this quagmire of hatred, jealousy and despair.

To be at peace; and happy, this is the challenge for us all.

On another note, a very happy birthday and the very best of wishes to my Father HRH Prince Leonard on the occasion of  his 92nd birthday which he celebrates on Sunday August 27 with a get-together of family and friends over a meal here in Nain on the weekend.

My best wishes.

HRH Prince Graeme

Principality of Hutt River


92nd B'Day Greetings to

HRH Prince Leonard
August 27 2017



    July 2017    

30th July 2017

Greetings to you all!

Firstly, a very big thank you to all those that have shown their interest and supported us to both develop our legal fighting campaign and assist us to prepare for the legal battles that lay ahead of us as we try to bring this argument with the Australian Government to an end and have the PHR fully recognised, rather than continue on with all this de jour recognition that Australia and so many others currently provide us.

It has been very inspiring to receive all the encouraging comments and face to face visits, all of which help us in our resolve to continue the fight.
Please keep the donations and assistance coming as we have a way to go yet and the
costs are not small. The encouragement helps keep us focused and strong in our resolve.

I am pleased to announce that we now have a legal team working with us diligently 14/15 hours a day here in Nain in order to get our legal arguments strong and concise.
We are very focused and determined to see that truth and justice prevail. We will ensure that our points of argument are articulated in a very relevant, succinct and clear way. The justice team will not be allowing for any facts that may be misunderstood in the court.

The 10th of August is the next significant date,  the date on which our appeal submission is required to be lodged. We will be working diligently until the last minute, getting our case strong as it is a most complex case and for the PHR, a very important case.

The battle began back in 1969 and of course is continuing today. To their credit, Prince Leonard and Princess Shirley (our founders) have remained true and strong to the fight for truth and justice. They have not yielded to the dirty tricks of tyranny and its Government. They have always been loyal, open and honest, full of Love for others and interested in their circumstances. From an era when; your word was your bond and a hand shake cemented the deal.

Some may say naïve, however we, the people of the PHR and as so many others have told us over the 47+ years, it is how we wish to run our lives, rather than lower ourselves to that low state of dishonesty and mistrust that tends to exist out there today.

What will the words be on your Epitaph?

Prince Leonard and Princess Shirley can certainly hold their heads high with how they have conducted their lives, full of Love and praise, close to family, friends and nature, to be held in esteem with any other Prince, Princess from around the world. Never have they felt better or worse than others, they respected and treated all others as they would like to be treated themselves and that is how We wish to continue on as We lead the Principality and its people.

Perhaps the peoples of the court and within the Australian Governments could learn something here.

It is our aim to win this fight and then We can truly lead the PHR on to the next level. It is with your help and support that we will achieve this.

The motto on my coat of arms is: “Maintain Le Droit”, Maintain the Right, which is my endeavor and the calling for The Principality of Hutt River.

My Best Wishes


   HRH Prince Graeme

Principality of Hutt River


    June 2017    

10th June 2017

Greetings to you all!

We are living in very interesting times and many a scholar has uttered those words during the history of life on Earth.

Some interesting issues we could do without, however life presents us with these matters. It is not only what we do with these matters but more importantly how we deal with them.

Over forty seven years ago a man with his wife and young family were happy investing their time and money into developing a wheat and sheep farm. All were enjoying the ebb and flow of those happy days. Full of hard work, Mother Nature’s seasons and the fruits she gave back for that hard labour.

Then the Wheat quotas came, almost breaking the wheat industry not only of the Casley family but across Australia. Leonard Casley chose to protest and argue the unjust nature of these. Not used to being challenged by the public a politician chose to establish a law to allow the resumption of any farming land in Western Australia. Again Leonard didn’t want to cow to the illegal and unjust treatment. With the threat of losing the Casley farm, the Governor not being able to stop it he acted with International law, Torren’s land title deed and good faith that justice will prevail.

Recently, 1st June 2017 Leonard George Casley was invited by the Australian Taxation Office to present himself in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. This he did, as he wished to help them sort out an issue that they had. This of course was an attack on our Principality’s Sovereignty. After months of 100’s of pages of documents being exchanged and each side summarizing their case the judge left with a reserved decision. (See Press Release).

Forty Seven years is a long time to wait for justice, however in the history of life perhaps not so long.

Throughout their lives’ Prince Leonard and the late Princess Shirley always kept a positive attitude. When things got bleak they would deal with what they had and be thankful for the joyous things around them. If a summer storm came through and destroyed your crop, what could you do but pick yourself up and try again, for tomorrow is another day which presents chances to adjust and improve things as you go forward. A chance to react how you want and not a negative knee jerk reaction.

This is a message from Mum, the late Princess Shirley, on how to live one’s life.

Joy to Life

Through the squabble always hear bells.
Through the rain always see sunshine.
Through the darkness always see the light.”

Perhaps this is what is needed as we travel through life’s journey, especially given recent International events. 

It’s how we react to these life events that is so important.
If we see and hear negatives all the time that is what will be duplicated.
So focus on the positives.  Be aware of what has happened and turn it on its head with a positive attitude.
Share the Love, as recent events in Manchester and London have just shown, with the "One Love" Concert growing out of the very disastrous event in Manchester on May 22nd, where to give back with Love was chosen as the answer to cutting that cycle. 

Travel through life’s journey holding hands, embracing loved ones and friends. 
Tyranny in any form needs to be stopped with Love and education; not knives and guns. 

Prince Leonard has devoted decades attending to this very cause with his mathematical pursuits of micro energy (Spirit) fields. 

To quote Johan Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805). 


So go share the love and enjoy the joy. May those beautiful Souls be resting in Love with Joy.

My Best Wishes


   HRH Prince Graeme

Principality of Hutt River


    March 2017    

31st March 2017

Greetings to you all!

I would like to announce the Principality of Hutt River’s 47th Anniversary, my first as the Sovereign on Friday 21st April 2017.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their attendance here in Nain for the Abdication and Enthronement ceremonies that took place on February 11th and for all the messages of support that I have received since that date.


Now I would like to invite those in close proximity to the PHR and those passing through, to drop in for a chat and visit on Friday April 21st the anniversary date of the secession of this Principality and it's formation as an Independent Sovereign State.

It is school holiday time so come on out at anytime on the day and why not bring a picnic for the family to share? Adults obtain visas on entry @ $4.00 ea. from the Government Offices here at the Post Office in Nain.


Cool drinks and coffee are available for purchase and whilst here, take the opportunity offered for a free guided tour to learn more about the Principality and the true facts about how and why we are here, 47 years after we raised our flag, a flag which still flies proudly over the Principality.


We will be releasing a new postage stamp issue, consisting of three stamps depicting the Abdication of Prince Leonard and the Enthronement of myself, Prince Graeme, that occurred in Princess Shirley's Chapel of Nain on the 11th February 2017.


For a ‘Gold Coin’ donation to Princess Shirley’s Charity Foundation we invite you to write a message of good will to be attached to one of 47 helium balloons to be released at 3:00PM on Friday 21/04/17. Those messages can be provided to us on a special card any time up until 2pm April 21, enquire at the Post Office whilst here.


I would like to thank all the visitors, neighbours, family and friends that have come out to visit with us over these many years.

This year I am asking that you call in and reacquaint yourself with us. For those that haven’t had the opportunity to do so, please come on out sometime during the next few weeks and say ‘Hello”, we love to meet and greet our visitors.

Prince Leonard, when his health allows, is still up for a good chat.


Thank you, I look forward to seeing you here.

My Best Wishes


   HRH Prince Graeme

Principality of Hutt River


        February 2017        

18th February 2017

Greetings to you all!

With a swipe of the pen, rather than the sword and the passing of the Royal Robe, Sceptre and Seal, Prince Leonard’s abdication was effected. But within those few minutes stood a man and his 47 years of unswerving dedication and tenacious pursuit of justice. Justice for the Casley family and more importantly a shining light as an example for all others fighting tyranny around the world.

I was able, in the days leading up to this day, to reflect on what has taken place during those 47 years. It was mind boggling. To keep the Australian and British Governments at arm’s length, to build a Country is nothing short of amazing. From the raising of the flag to establishing our currency, postage stamps, ambassadors, special envoys, overseeing the Royal Heraldry, special visit to the Vatican; and the list goes on. The foundation and legacy for us all is spectacular. With his Princess Shirley, his loving rock and steady influence by his side, Prince Leonard has been able to achieve greatness.

I was humbled and honoured to be offered the Sovereign’s position. As I stood in Princess Shirley’s Chapel of Nain declaring my Oath of Allegiance, staring out over the 180+ family and friends who had come to witness and join in the ceremony, the moment struck me and I drank it in. Savoring every second, feeling the honour and delight of that moment.
I know I have big shoes to fill. However I know that I have skills and ways to allow me to get the job done. I have been very fortunate to have worked closely alongside Prince Leonard in recent times which has allowed me to grow into the position. I have many people by my side to add to my strength, including Prince Leonard. It will be a seamless transition, although I am reviewing all aspects as time permits and hope to make improvements where practical.

It was a fantastic day and enjoyed by many who had traveled from local, Perth, Sydney, Queensland and USA.
The weather, contrary to predictions, provided us a clear, warm and humid day.
We had a large contingent of local, state and international media here to film and report on the wonderful event.
Local dignitaries attended to help celebrate the day including; Clayton Drage an elder from the Nanda Tribe, Craig Simkin, President of the Northampton Shire and a number of apologies.
The afternoon's ceremonies were followed with light refreshments where I and Prince Leonard mingled with the numerous guests to share stories and renew old friendships and two cakes were cut jointly by Prince Leonard and myself with much raising of the glasses to toast the memorable event..

Thank you all for your good wishes and kind words of support.
I look forward in helping to steer the Principality of Hutt River into its next stage of development.

With the current Australian Taxation Office court case aside, I am looking to improve the inner workings of our Principality and then to tackle a move to gain a more harmonious relationship with the Australian governments so that the Principality of Hutt River can grow and be both strong and dedicated as we advance into the next stage.

Follow your pursuits with enthusiasm and conviction.

My best wishes

  HRH Prince Graeme

Principality of Hutt River



    H.R.H. Prince Leonard    
    Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River and all its Territories.
Protector of the Legends of the Nunda People,
Commander in Chief Royal Hutt River Defence Forces,
Knight Commander & Royal Protector of
The Most Noble and Most Worthy Sovereign Order of The Crusaders Cross of Jerusalem,
Grand Officier du Noble Ordre de Chevalrie et Religieux de la Couronne d'Epines.
Grand Collar de l'ordre Souverain  Militaire Teutonic et de l'ordre Chevalresque de la Sainte-Croix de Jerusalem.

Cabildo de Cavalleros Cubicularios De San Ildefonso.
Grand Collar of the Ordem General Abreu e Lima.

 Kentucky Colonel,
Founder & Trustee of the Royal College of Advanced Research.
Patron & Honorary Commissioner in Chief of the Legion of Frontiersmen, Independent Command, Canada.
Patron of the "Royal Enfield Club of Australia Inc."
      January 2017      


(Last update January 26 2017)



26th January 2017

Greetings to you all!

The Christmas and New Year celebrations are now over and we all have settled in to 2017.

Something that has been on my mind for some time now is the question of when I should look at handing on the Sovereignty of the Principality of Hutt River.

Having attained the age of 91 years and being in declining health for some time, I have decided that the time is right to do it now.

Having been the Sovereign of our small nation for more than half of my life, a position that has been most rewarding at times and most difficult at others, I feel that it is time to hand over at a time when I am still around and thus able to offer help and support to my successor as he settles in to the position.

I have thus made the decision I will abdicate my Sovereignty on February 11 2017 handing on that Sovereignty to my youngest son Prince Graeme, Duke of Gilboa, Earl of Canan, GCSOWL., Minister of State & Education, Grand Master of the Order of Wisdom and Learning, Chancellor of the Royal Court, Chancellor of the PHR Royal College of Heraldry & Chancellor of the PHR Royal College of Advanced Research.

Prince Graeme in his position as Minister of State has, in the last few years, slowly been introduced to the Sovereignty by working with and alongside myself and has proven himself time and time again to be most able and just as importantly, most willing to lead this nation on into the future.

I thank all of the very many people who, over almost 47 years since the foundation of the Principality of Hutt River, who have supported myself and my government through providing their support and assistance. A special thank you has to go to the very many who have taken on various diplomatic roles representing myself and the PHR, many of them unfortunately have now passed away, whilst many more remain actively in positions assisting the PHR and its government. This level of support is essential in the running of the nation and I both trust and believe that this support and assistance will be shown and provided to Prince Graeme as he takes up the Sovereignty and goes about the business of advancing this nation further.

On the afternoon of Saturday February 11th in Princess Shirley’s Chapel of Nain there will be the formalities of the enthronement of Prince Graeme and for the final time as Sovereign I will be bestowing some special honours to some special people in Princess Shirley’s Chapel of Nain. Following these events there will be light refreshments provided and we invite all to attend to do so by RSVP to the main office confirming your wish to attend and how many are to be attending with you. RSVP

Come and join us in what is to be a celebration of both my time as founding Sovereign and the enthronement of the PHR’s second Sovereign,
HRH Prince Graeme.

We look forward to your continued support throughout 2017.

Invitation to attend the abdication and refreshments afterwords: CLICK HERE!

Best Regards to all.

   HRH Prince Leonard

Principality of Hutt River




(Last update January 26 2017)



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