Canberra Travel Talk

Why Travel is Important & What Travel has Taught Me

Australia has one of the largest number of micronations in the world

George II (or George Cruickshank, if you insist on "mundane" titles) was a bright and articulate young child — qualities his parents had hoped would put him on the path to a promising career in politics.

"What they got instead was me deciding to create my own country in their backyard and raising the flag of Atlantium, and being acclaimed as its first — and so far only — head of state," Cruickshank quips.

"Unlike many people who have similar childhood experiences, I've managed to maintain that experience throughout my adult life."

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Atlantium has claimed "extraterritorial authority" over a property in the Lachlan Valley.

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