In the 1970’s Australian bodybuilder Robert Nailon was in the habit of sending his photographs to England to promote the Australian bodybuilding scene. As his photos proliferated, Arnold and Robert began frequently popping up next to eachother in various bodybuilding magazines. Arnold learned of Robert when he asked who this other bodybuilder was that kept on popping up next to him. He was told that Robert was a guy who drove fast cars around the beaches of Australia.
When Arnold came to Australia in 1972, he saw Robert taking photographs and welcomed him by name, the start of a friendship between the two. These photos obtained exclusively by SpotMeBro.com, were taken by Robert Nailon in Australia between 1972 and 1975. In these photos Arnold was in exhibition state and his body weight was around 235 -240 lbs.