Sovereign Yidindji Government

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Sovereign Yidindji Government
Australia
Sovereign Yidindji Government logo.jpg
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Yidindji Government
Sovereign Yidindji Government is located in Australia
Sovereign Yidindji Government
Sovereign Yidindji Government
Coordinates 16°55′49″S 145°46′13″E / 16.93028°S 145.77028°E / -16.93028; 145.77028Coordinates: 16°55′49″S 145°46′13″E / 16.93028°S 145.77028°E / -16.93028; 145.77028
Population 100 (2016)
 • Density 0.040/km2 (0.10/sq mi)
Established 2014
Area 2,500 km2 (965.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
Location
Region Cairns Region
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
29.0 °C
84 °F
20.8 °C
69 °F
1,999.7 mm
78.7 in

The Sovereign Yidindji Government or Yidindji Tribal Nation is an indigenous Australian micronation that is part of the Australian Aboriginal Sovereignty. Led by Murrumu Walubara Yidindji, members of the Yidindji tribe renounced legal ties with Australia in 2014. The land they claim stretches "south of Port Douglas, through Cairns, inland across the Atherton Tablelands and 80km out to sea."[4] The chief minister is Gudju Gudju Gimuybara, while Murrumu is foreign affairs and trade minister.[5]

The Yidindji government is hoping to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth of Australia. It is also "reaching out to countries like Russia and Venezuela to establish diplomatic relations".[4]

The Yidindji nation has its own driver licensing system.[4] Murrumu was charged by police in May 2015 after being caught with a licence and registration plates issued by the Yidindji government and not by the Australian government.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Circle Distance between Cairns and Cape York". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Great Circle Distance between Cairns and Brisbane". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Great Circle Distance between Cairns and Darwin". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Howden, Saffron (2 November 2015). "Murrumu Walubara Yidindji renounces citizenship to reclaim Australia". The Age. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Daley, Paul (7 June 2015). "Renouncing Australia: a dozen people to follow Murrumu by taking Yidindji citizenship". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Uhr, Grace (28 May 2015). "Former journalist who renounced Australian citizenship charged". Cairns Post. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 

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