A touching image has captured a father’s love and heartbreak as he cradles the body of his precious newborn son.
Baby Nixon Tonkin died shortly after delivery at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in June 2014.
His mother Simone was a first-time mum when she had to undergo an emergency caesarean after he became stuck in the birthing canal.
Nixon suffered skull fractures, hemorrhaging and brain swelling, most likely caused when a midwife pressed two fingers against his head to reverse the obstruction.
His death is the subject of an ongoing inquest in Brisbane Coroners Court.
The heart-wrenching image of his dad, Marty, holding him was posted to Instagram by family friend Simone Valentine, who is fundraising to financially support the grieving family.
“Meet Marty,” she wrote. “Strongest man I've met - Emotionally.”
“Carried Nixon's casket in at his service and how he made his legs move with the soul breaking task ahead is seriously a moment I personally Will Never Forget (sic).”
Ms Valentine hoped the intensely poignant image would reveal a little about the "gentle souled" father who "works endlessly at his family business".
“We are doing this for a gorgeous family who need a hand,” she wrote.