The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on August 26, 1990 · Page 22
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 22

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, August 26, 1990
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State MDie in aurons peace By AUSON McCLYMONT Court Reporter A SYDNEY man who set up his own autonomous State within NSW has been charged with obtaining $144,000 by deception from people who joined his community. Baron Robert Neuman ' of Kara Bagh, 63, of North Curl Curl, pleaded not guilty at Darlinghurst District Court last week to nine charges. The court heard that Neuman founded Aeterna Lucina, an independent State in NSW set on 1.400ha near Cooma in southern NSW. Neuman also called himself the "Supreme-Lord of .the Sovereign Humanitarian Mission State of Aeterna Lucina". The nine charges of obtaining money by deception, amounting to $144,000, related to the sale of land and fruit trees to members of his community between May 1982 and October 1984. According to a pamphlet titled A Promised Land, which was tendered in court last week, Aeterna Lucina was established "for the purpose of life-protection, human rights and peace". Three rield in bungled raid' THREE Sydney men left $17,000 in a car park when they botched their getaway from a food store they had robbed, Central Court was told yesterday. Police alleged the three dropped the cash after holding up the Franklin's supermarket on Friday and unsuccessfully trying to steal a car. Dario Asher, 24, unemployed, of no fixed abode, Peter Harwood, 28, unemployed, of Clarendon Rd, Stanmore, and Martin Ross, 24, unemployed, of Wilson St. Newtown, appeared with store assistant Phillip Holland. 38, of Mussi St, Newtown. The four were charged with robbing John Redmond and Nancy Dever of $17,485.45, the property of Franklin's Stores at Pagewood, while armed with a replica pistol. Police prosecutor Sergeant Brad Copp alleged that Holland, who had worked at the store for eight years, had let Asher, Ross and Harwood into Computer Clearance Sale Everything must go . . . 33 Devlin Street, Ryde Sat & Sun 2526 August, 9 am-4 pm Software from only $19.95 Printers from only $299 PCs from only $525 Colour PCs from only $950 TCI "Sell and Coca-Cola, blue-coloured ice-cream, motor vehicles and all artificial foods were banned. It was meant to be the Promised Land a land of "unspoiled mountain character", with trout stream frontage and crisp, clean air. Aeterna Lucina had its own government, law, currency (one 'unitas' was equivalent to $10), national anthem, and no inflation, income tax or interest rates. Prices, salaries and fees were fixed and were not subject to change. "Every visitor has to leave his motor vehicle on a parking lot near the main entrance and resort to walking, cycling or using a horse-drawn carriage," the pamphlet said. "Our people . . . will By STEVE WABNOCK the store where they had forced the manageress to open the safe. Sgt Copp said Asher, Harwood and Ross tried to steal a car from a nearby car park but the driver foiled them and they ran off. Harwood was grabbed by a security guard when he returned to the car park and the other two were found on nearby Bonnie Doon golf course. "The three had left the money behind in the car park and all monies have been recovered," Sgt Copp said. Peter La Fontaine, for Ross, said Ross, who would be pleading guilty, did not help plan the raid. "He had been drinking all night and went along with it," Mr La Fontaine said. Ross and Asher were remanded in custody to Central Court tomorrow. Holland was allowed $5,000 bail and Harwood $7,000. Survive" Sale enjoy the purity of true fruit juices, mineral water, ice-cream made from fresh cream and fruit, bread baked in brick ovens butter churned in the dairies of our alpine meadows. 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HOME BUILDING SPECIAL PERSONAL EFFECTS MOBILE HOMES community and to advertise." she said. Mrs Katai-Tot said she advertised in Australian and German publications. Several people, including Reinhold Ockerlander and Adolf Zeirholz, replied from Germany and later became members of the community. On Thursday, Neuman complained of heart trouble and was taken to St Vincent's Hospital, where he stayed overnight The trial was adjourned to tomorrow. CONTENTS GIO Home (r Contents bh: ,'' ' : ' i t - . it.-. ; -. r J 675, CPO Box 3999, Sydney, XSW 2001. Security for BARONIAL HOME: Neuman at North Curl Curt INSURANCE THINGS - ' 'ir i.: '!''- - YOUR HOME POLICY. Insurance. (KMD if A liii your world STRATA TITLE THE SUN-HERALD. August 26. 1990 23

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