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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 12. 1965.

Grand Duchy of Nutz

Grand Duchy of Nutz

Salient Reporter

An Auckland organisation dedicated to the secession of areas of Auckland from Wellington rule staged a peaceful demonstration at Parliament recently.

A Reporter from The Dominion was not present.

The flag bore a golden stein and the letters "G.E." rampant upon a crimson ground.

It is not known whether the fact that it was hoisted upside down is of significance.

Members of the clandestine organisation infiltrated the building and gained access to the roof by the use of a jemmy, a screwdriver and a door.

It is understood that the majority of the members of the organisation are students.

Their strongly independent line resulted in the secession of an area of Auckland city from New Zealand last year. The university was declared the Independent Grand Duchy of Nutzemburg, and martial law was instituted. However, the revolt met with no opposition and collapsed.

An Auckland publication revealed that the letters "G.E." stand for Grand Establishment. The stein is believed to play a significant part in the group's social plans.

In an inflammatory article the publication called for the burning of Parliament Buildings. "May we suggest, now, a Reichstag fire?" the anonymous writer said.