How it came to be:
With an increasing desire to be someplace else, Lee Mothes began to visualize the island in 1995. Lee wanted a place with a lot of beaches, an agreeable climate, and friendly, English-speaking locals. He found an ideal site west of Australia after researching the geography, climate and history of the south Indian Ocean. Once the site was chosen, He was then able to write the island's history, and create a detailed road map. Lee then wrote a guide book, produced coins, a flag, and then more maps, many landscape paintings, a few stories about local events and about a visitor named Alan Faramond.
People have found delight in the fact that they can create what they want here - an unleashing of creativity that can be very liberating!
Where it is, and what it is:
|Here is where it is!|
|The official New Island travel map.|
|A typical New Island landscape, on the eastern coast at Wave Point.|
New Island is based on a "What if" premise, based on the real-world history and politics of what did occur in that part of the Indian Ocean: