In a landmark decision handed down at Penrith Court, local resident Dawn O'Tyme was awarded title to the Australian Tax Office building in Henry Street.
Ms O'Tyme, a member of the Blue Mountains Mystical Society, claimed in court that in a previous incarnation she had received a land grant from Governor Bligh for the site now occupied by the ATO.
In evidence she offered testimony by spirit medium, Madam Mysterio, who said that in other lives Ms O'Tyme had been Joan of Arc, Thomas A'Beckett, Queen Guinevere and St Francis of Assisi.
Justice T. O'Morrow said, "There are good mediums and bad mediums, but Madam Mysterio is only a medium medium." Nevertheless, because Ms O'Tyme had been so many people of impeccable reputation, he ruled the weight of their evidence alone was enough.
He granted her claim and ordered the ATO to retain occupancy of the building on a rental of five percent of its gross income.
Miss O'Tyme's lawyers are delighted and have now turned their attention toward Penrith Council Chambers.
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