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'Naked nomad' who rejected civilization to wander the outback alone leaves a multi-million estate
Daily Mail ^ | 4/14/08

Posted on 04/22/2008 12:20:10 AM PDT by LibWhacker

He walked naked through the Australian outback and died without clothes in a canoe in the jungle - but it was learned yesterday that the so-called 'Naked Nomad' had left behind a £2 million fortune.

Eccentric Victor Flanagan wandered the sun-scorched roads of Australia without a stitch of clothing, slipping on a simple sarong when he entered towns, a curious figure with shoulder-length greying hair who had rejected civilisation.

Everyone believed he was penniless, but it has now been revealed that Mr Flanagan had left behind land worth £2 million near Busselton, in Western Australia.

He had inherited the property from his father.

Now the home has been awarded to his sister, Violent Jenkins, by a judge who decided that the naked and dying white man found in a canoe in the tropical wilds of Papua New Guinea was Mr Flanagan - even though he had not been formally identified.

Mrs Jenkins told the West Australian Supreme Court, in a hearing to decide whether Mr Flanagan should be declared dead and his estate should be passed to her, that she last spoke to her brother in 1996 while he was living in Papua New Guinea, north of Australia.

He had moved there, she said, after years of wandering naked around outback Australia.

Her research into her brother's movements had led her to speak to loggers at a remote camp in Papua New Guinea. They told her they had found a naked man close to death in a canoe and descriptions of him had led her to believe he was her brother.

She learned the man had been buried in a mass grave in the Papua New Guinea town of Lae, where other unidentified people had been interred.

Supreme Court Judge Andrew Beech ruled that it was 'fair to say' that Mr Flanagan, who would have turned 57 this year, was dead.

"It is to be expected that he would have been in contact

with Mrs Jenkins if he were still alive' said the judge.

He once told reporters: 'My goal is simply to be in touch with nature," he said.

"I want to spend the rest of my life as a nomad, not owning land or food or anything individually but collectively owning it and sharing it with everyone in the universe."


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilization; naked; nomad; rejected

1 posted on 04/22/2008 12:20:11 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
I pray God will bless Victor Flanagan with the gift of eternal salvation. May this earthly hermit find his rightful place among His heavenly hosts.
2 posted on 04/22/2008 12:33:44 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Da mihi virtutem contra hostes tuos.)
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To: Robert Drobot
Looks like victor will now find his place as the new idol of enviro-mental-ists everywhere.

I really don't know why some would think he would be "blessed", however. seems he was rather anti- human, self centered and caused grief to those who cared about him.

4 posted on 04/22/2008 12:46:53 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: LibWhacker

Isn’t that the guy who introduced every episode of Monty Python?


5 posted on 04/22/2008 12:50:55 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild
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To: Nathan Zachary
In the early 1990s, Mr Flanagan rejected possessions and began walking naked around Australia. “I want to spend the rest of my life as a nomad, not owning land or food or anything individually but collectively owning it and sharing it with everyone in the universe,” he said.
Flaky maybe, but "anti-human" or self centered? Link?
6 posted on 04/22/2008 12:55:17 AM PDT by ketsu
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To: LibWhacker
nothin wrong with separating yourself from society, maybe he was just tired of what the world became and decided to live on his own terms, if its anything its admirable.

sucks he died though. i imagine his end couldnt have been a good one.

7 posted on 04/22/2008 1:30:48 AM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35 (Tigers are back!!!!)
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To: LibWhacker

its my opinion that some dope messed up his head some time ago.


8 posted on 04/22/2008 1:37:31 AM PDT by prophetic (God, let Obama speak utter foolishness and confound the wisdom of his counselors)
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To: LibWhacker

I’m sure Victor’s dog wished he had cashed in and settled down.


9 posted on 04/22/2008 2:45:23 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Looks like victor will now find his place as the new idol of enviro-mental-ists everywhere.

I'm OK with that. Is there any chance we can convince them all to go live in a canoe in Papua New Guinea?

10 posted on 04/22/2008 3:51:30 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE - http://freenj.blogspot.com - RadioFree NJ)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Isn’t that the guy who introduced every episode of Monty Python?

LOL!!!
11 posted on 04/22/2008 4:00:21 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: kb2614

“It’s..........”


12 posted on 04/22/2008 5:03:55 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: LibWhacker

That photo shows me one thing: if I choose to move to Australia and become a naked nomad, I will lose my beer gut.


13 posted on 04/22/2008 5:04:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Now the home has been awarded to his sister, Violent Jenkins

If that's her real name and it's not a mispelling of Violet, she and the nomad had strange parents also.

15 posted on 04/22/2008 5:15:00 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Robert Drobot
I pray God will bless Victor Flanagan with the gift of eternal salvation.

Amen.

16 posted on 04/22/2008 5:21:54 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: blackdog
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Now stop that this instant!
17 posted on 04/22/2008 5:30:53 AM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: martin gibson

ZOT material


18 posted on 04/22/2008 5:41:24 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: LibWhacker
"Now the home has been awarded to his sister, Violent Jenkins."

Mebbe she can rest easier now and the village will soon come to know the old, crabby woman living in the run down shanty at the edge of town as Notso...

19 posted on 04/22/2008 5:41:48 AM PDT by Hatteras
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Looks like that guy that swims with the alligators and sharks... Manny something?


20 posted on 04/22/2008 5:47:15 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: martin gibson

Chill dude, some of us still appreciate “eccentrics”.


21 posted on 04/22/2008 5:48:38 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: martin gibson
Well, I give him credit for actually living his beliefs, unlike the high profile environmentalists who want all of the "little people" to live like him while they fly on Gulfstream jets to climate change conferences in Bali. ;)

And your description of the way FR is becoming is sadly accurate...

22 posted on 04/22/2008 5:54:06 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: martin gibson

Why don’t you copy good ‘ole nature boy. I hear the Amazon is nice tihs time of year.


23 posted on 04/22/2008 6:11:03 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: martin gibson

Who peed in your breakfast cereal? Judging from your post I am guessing it was a pack of rabid ministers.


24 posted on 04/22/2008 6:18:53 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: martin gibson
Gee, can't imagine why some people on Freerepublic might find his comments off-putting seeing how some statements fit right along with the communist manifesto.....Let's revisit...

"I want to spend the rest of my life as a nomad, not owning land or food or anything individually but collectively owning it and sharing it with everyone in the universe."

Granted the guy hurt nobody but the last time I looked this was not a socialist or communist site so I can see why some would take offense, and as Christianity is the base this country was founded on and why we actually have those freedoms we enjoy (read the founding fathers and where they came up with their ideas) you will run into Christians in the only party that is somewhat still trying to follow the Constitution. When they leave is when I would worry. I find your comments more disgusting.

25 posted on 04/22/2008 6:29:32 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: martin gibson

I don’t hate him... but I’m having some uncharitable thoughts about you...


26 posted on 04/22/2008 6:34:25 AM PDT by pgyanke ("Huntered"--The act of being ignored by media and party to prevent name recognition)
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To: Lady Heron

Sharing what you have with others is generosity and IMHO a good thing. Sharing what other people have with others is socialism and again IMHO evil.


27 posted on 04/22/2008 7:08:38 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: 1rudeboy
That photo shows me one thing: if I choose to move to Australia and become a naked nomad, I will lose my beer gut.

I would think that after wondering around for a while naked eating whatever you could find, the beer gut would go away by itself over time...

28 posted on 04/22/2008 7:26:26 AM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Lady Heron
Granted the guy hurt nobody but the last time I looked this was not a socialist or communist site so I can see why some would take offense,

I can understand why someone would take offense as well, but that reaction would be uncalled for, IMO. This nomad didn't appear to have any interest in trying to change the rest of society. He simply chose to separate himself from it. Nothing wrong with that.

29 posted on 04/22/2008 7:42:30 AM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

Not if beer grows on trees!


30 posted on 04/22/2008 10:05:42 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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