Nicola Smargiassi was born in Vasto (Chieti Abruzzo Italy) 4 January 1928.
He trained as a taylor in Vasto, and migrated to Australia arriving 26 July 1952 on the last voyage of Castel Bianco.
He worked on a variety of jobs in the early days and later began his own tayloring service. He also worked a number of years as a taxi driver.
Nicola has been an active person in the community and was a founding member of the Vastese Soccer Club. He has been a long time member of the WA Italian Choir.
He married Imelda Mary Smith in 1956 and they have five children.
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