A WOMAN has claimed she is a descendant of German royalty in a last-ditch effort to convince a judge to overturn her eviction from a Wagga rental property.
A NSW Supreme Court judgement last week state that Racheal Vorhauer, now of Armidale, made the extraordinary claim on the eve of her appeal hearing in February.
She emailed Justice Julia Lonergan's chambers asking "for your consideration on a very different level".
"I first of all wish to present a very real undisputed fact that I am a German Royal Princess (included in this email is my German Family Royal Crest)," Vorhauer wrote.
She wrote that it is undisputed because "I have presented it on both my social media accounts".
Vorhauer began renting a NSW Land and Housing Corporation premises on Callaghan Street, Wagga, in 2012.
However, it was terminated in 2016 because she failed to pay rent and was significantly in arrears.
In May 2017, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal executed a warrant for possession in which a sheriff and a housing corporation staff removed her furniture and evicted her from the premises.
Nearly four months later, Vorhauer filed an appeal with the supreme court.
In the evidence she filed, she argued that the sheriff who evicted her had no authority and the act was effectively break and enter. She also argued that the tribunal's decision was an error of law.
Finally, she argued that in the constitution is the Bible's instruction of helping the sick and homeless to which the housing corporation is obligated.
However, in her dismissal of the appeal, Justice Lonergan said: "The plaintiff's appeal grounds and her arguments are wrong and misconceived and/or were not raised or argued before the [tribunal] panel."
The judge said the error of law argument was not shown.
The court also heard that there was no evidence that Vorhauer sought financial help. She was ordered to pay the housing corporation's costs of the appeal.