> This makes it sound like "we" are claiming rights to Cato Island. I
> thought "we" had severed all ties to Dale and his claim to Australia's
> territory. What gives?
> --- On *Wed, 4/15/09, Enrique J Perez /<ejp13@...>/* wrote:
> From: Enrique J Perez <ejp13@...>
> Subject: Re: [gaykingdom] life in the gaykingdom
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 4:13 AM
> Janet B wrote:
> > Hi
> > is anyone living on the island? I would like to make a move from my
> > current location and would be interested in knowing if it is
> > to relocate there.
> > Are there any rules on bringing pets? What paper work do you
> need to
> > fill in before relocating? What services are there on the
> island, if any?
> > Janet
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> Cato Island is an atoll more than an island. It is far from the coast
> and outside major shipping lanes. It has marginal vegetation no
> than 3 feet, and outside of an automated weather station, no
> buildings. It would take a great amount of work to make the island
> habitable and very expensive to maintain. Everything needs to be
> shipped in and refuse shipped out. There is no fresh water source
> outside of the occasional rain, and a desalinization plant could
> not be
> built do to the space constraints. The ecosystem is fragile. There is
> no room for grazing animals and no food for them to graze on, so
> livestock is out of the question. The sole food source would be ocean
> An air strip could be built, but it would take up more space than
> practical, making a water landing the only feasible option.
> Transportation from the mainland at Brisbane is more expensive that a
> casual trip to Melbourne.
> Cato is not what you may envision. Some of us involved in the
> Government discussed an official trip to Cato some years past, but
> expense was prohibiting, as none of us can afford such luxuries. Some
> day, I may find a way there during one of my trips to Australia...
> If you are interested in living on an island in the Coral Seas,
> there a
> jobs on some of the resorts islands...
> Please let me know if you have any other questions.
> GC / RC
The matter of Cato is an old issue. When we succeeded from HRM Dale,
our Kingdom re-acquired everything outside the G&L Kingdom of the Coral
Sea allowing him and his Kingdom to operate separately from us in
whatever way he chose. Essentially, those are the facts.
My explanation to Janet was to provide an realistic ideal of Cato. HRM
Dale and I had several discussions along those lines about Cato prior to
the separation and a multitudes of ideals were exchanged with respect to
possibilities for the future. Most of those I believe would be
impractical for a multitude of reasons.
One such discussion I had with HRM Dale was in regards the problems
those not citizens of Australia in participating in claiming Cato. I
always felt that project needed to be done by Australians to avoid any
political ramifications utilizing Australian law as well as Commonwealth
As far as "our" Kingdom is concerned, Cato is not our concern.