How a beloved nanny called Nulla who collected bottles and cans in the street ...

How a beloved nanny called Nulla who collected bottles and cans in the street ...
How a beloved nanny called Nulla who collected bottles and cans in the street ...

A beloved nanny who died this week after going into cardiac arrest is being mourned by her devastated family back in Fiji.

Known simply as Nulla, the Fijian woman was a much loved identity in Cremorne on Sydney's lower north shore for keeping the community tidy, thanks to her daily clean-ups as well as collecting cans and bottles to recycle and exchange for coins.

Believed to be aged in her 50s, Nulla was alone on the street with a trolley of rubbish as the temperature dipped to 8C on Monday night when she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Emergency services and locals spent almost an hour desperately trying to revive Nulla before she was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital at St Leonards in a critical condition, where she later died.

Cremorne local Louisa McCole said Nulla will be sorely missed. 

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Fijian woman Nulla (pictured left) is being mourned by many after her tragic death this week in Sydney

Fijian woman Nulla (pictured left) is being mourned by many after her tragic death this week in Sydney

Nulla's tragic death has rocked the Cremorne community. Pictured are floral tributes at the site where she spent her last moments

Nulla's tragic death has rocked the Cremorne community. Pictured are floral tributes at the site where she spent her last moments 

'Nulla was close to my family and was both daughters’ nanny for seven years (five years ago now) we kept in regular contact with her and spoke to her weekly,' she posted on a local Facebook Page.

'I have now spoken to her Fijian church friends where she went almost daily and they will be putting on a big service for her and have notified her family back in Fiji.

‘She lived in Stanmore and collected all sorts of things on her daily travels.

'She loved the suburb (Cremorne) and enjoyed her collecting of bottles and cans as she had made many friends along the way and enjoyed the exercise. 

'I have since spoken to family members who have said heart problems ran in the family with both her brother and sister passing away from sudden heart attacks a few years ago.’

A heartbreaking photo of Nulla's abandoned trolley packed with bags of bottles and cans from Monday night sparked an outpouring of grief online.

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Nulla was collecting bottles and cans in Cremorne on Monday night when she went into cardiac arrest and died. Pictured is her abandoned trolley

Nulla was collecting bottles and cans in Cremorne on Monday night when she went into cardiac arrest and died. Pictured is her abandoned trolley

Nulla's tragic death has been a timely reminder for shattered locals to look out for the vulnerable during winter and the current coronavirus lockdown.

'Very sad to see what remained left of the Fijian woman who collected cans and bottles as paramedics worked tirelessly for almost an hour,' the resident captioned the photo.

'It made me question the kind of community we live in where people turn a blind eye

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