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Dick won’t forget and can’t forgive

Saturday, 9th November, 2019

Dick and Jan Arnold at their home near Menindee this week with their friend Senator Rex Patrick. PICTURE Rob McBride Dick and Jan Arnold at their home near Menindee this week with their friend Senator Rex Patrick. PICTURE Rob McBride

By Craig Brealey

Dick Arnold says he will never forget the day he and his friend, Rob McBride, jumped into the pea-green remains of the Darling River and held up big, old  Murray Cod that had suffocated.

Rob’s daughter, Kate, pulled out her phone and filmed them as Rob declared: “This is has nothing to do with drought. This is a man-made disaster.” 

It was done on the spur of the moment but within a day the image had gone around the world.

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