Aboriginal Reserves Policy 1978

ABORIGINAL RESERVES

AGM. 28.10.78.

"Residents of Wallaga Lake (an Aboriginal community on the south coast) claim that

  1. they belong to or at least are descended from the Yuin people;
  2. some natural sites nearby are sacred in the traditional beliefs and practices of the people;
  3. some of these sacred sites are being disturbed by or threatened by disturbance from forestry operations.

Accordingly an issue of civil liberties arises if a threat to the right of the Yuin people to practice their religion and live according to their traditional ways free from unreasonable interruption is established, the CCL calls upon the NSW Government to establish a suitable forum for the early investigation of this and other Aboriginal land claims in New South Wales."