The House of Steed was founded in 1988 when the late Dr Frederick J Steed led his family in an act of secession and Lifestream Principality was created. The Steed family choose to secede for a number of reasons, but principally those below:
There were problems with the local Council at Penguin, Tasmania who were refusing to approve a building application at Seaside Crescent.
The Steed family did not support the policies of the Australian State and Federal governments in regard to moral issues.
A "Declaration of Independence" was delivered to all relevant governments and "Lifestream Principality" was created as an independent sovereign state! This was followed by considerable media attention - especially as they proceeded with the building at Seaside Crescent. The Steed family became well known at Penguin as Dr Steed provided naturopathic and chiropractic services to the community. They also had a strong spiritual message - that the Hebrew Scriptures provided a guide for life.
The House of Steed today
While Lifestream Principality has passed into history due the sale of the land involved, the current Steed family living at Penguin, Tasmania, continue to hold the same values that were taught by Dr Steed. The current family is comprised of John D Steed, wife Elisabeth and children, Lucinda and Samuel. These pages bring you their views and activities. We hope you are blessed by them.