Meet the Locals

Fisherman Paul 'Nipper' Aquilina is a neighbourhood hero, helping his community during flood

Sarah Falson
Updated July 25 2022 - 1:54pm, first published July 21 2022 - 1:30pm
HUMBLE HERO: Paul 'Nipper' Aquilina is pictured here doing what he does best - fishing. But when the floods come, Nipper is out helping locals. Picture: Alex Tucker/Instagram
HUMBLE HERO: Paul 'Nipper' Aquilina is pictured here doing what he does best - fishing. But when the floods come, Nipper is out helping locals. Picture: Alex Tucker/Instagram

"You take a bit from the river, you've got to give back, right?" said Paul 'Nipper' Aquilina, a professional fisherman who spent so much time helping people on his boat during the flood, that he caught the flu.

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Sarah Falson

Sarah Falson

Journalist, ACM

Daily Liberal journalist. I love telling people's stories. Get in touch at sarah.falson@austcommunitymedia.com.au