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ANUJSS and the Nulla Nullas
The Nulla Nullas was a children's Club run at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Reserve, south coast of NSW, during 1964-1966
There is a "sense of shared experiences between the Jewish community and Aborigines,
epitomised by the pioneering legal work of the late Ron Castan QC and Jewish
involvement in the key High Court land-rights cases of Mabo and Wik."
Younger kids outside the meeting hall at Wallaga Lake. This building had been Wallaga Lake Aboriginal School until 1963, but children now attended Bermagui Public School, about 12 km away.
View at dusk of the ridge on which is Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Reserve Village. Galuga Mountain looms above, Wallaga Lake below.
Five kids along neatly fenced \"Main Street\" at Wallaga Lake Reserve
The idea of ANUJSS running a children\'s club at Wallaga Lake emerged. But would it work?. So - as a first step - a largish group from ANUJSS came down to Wallaga Lake, and took the kids to a picnic at Camel Rock Beach.
Setting out for a picnic at the beach in the back of a ute. (Seat belts were unknown in 1965.) Kids plus two ANUJSS members.
At Camel Rocks Beach, Wallaga Lake kids collect items from the rock pool while ANUJSS members helped.
At the Beach: Nulla Nulla s and ANUJSS-ites on an old boat.
One of the Nulla Nullas at the beach, on day of first picnic. Who was she ?
At the Picnic - gathering shells.
Shortly after the picnic, Harvey Cohen with a carload of other ANUJSS came to Wallaga Lake and discussed with the kids the idea of a club. The kids were asked to think up a name before we left. And as ever we organised games and all had fun.
Nulla Nulla Club - a quiet moment.
Nulla Nulla Club -- sometimes younger kids involved.