Family Stories

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Nicola D’Adamo was born in Vasto (Chieti Abruzzo Italy) 5 November 1948. He worked on his family’s market garden from an early age, and then learnt the trade of cabinet making. He migrated to Australia as an assisted migrant arriving in Fremantle 9 March 1970 on the ship Guglielmo Marconi.... Read more »
Gabriele was born in Vasto (Abruzzo Italy) 10 September 1939 in the district of Santa Lucia. He completed three years of  high school and then learnt a variety of jobs in Vasto including tayloring and photographic processing. After his military service in the Italian navy he worked at his family’s... Read more »
Mauro was born in Vasto 26 October 1927. He completed primary schooling and then began to work on his family’s land. Mauro was sponsored by Nicola Celenza and arrived in Fremantle on 13 June 1953 on the ship Neptunia. He in turn sponsored Alberto Colameo, Guido Di Biase and Carmine... Read more »
Nicola was born in Vasto 22 March 1930. He completed four years of schooling and then began to work on the land. Nicola was sponsored by his father Michele De Rosa and arrived in Fremantle 19 January 1952 on the ship Toscana. He worked most of his life in the... Read more »

Juan Del Prete Multifaceted artist (Vasto 1897 + Buenos Aires) By Paolo Calvano In Vasto he worked with his boot maker father as an apprentice. In 1909 the family migrated to Argentina and settled in La Boca in Buenos Aires, in front of the old bridge where Juan fell in… Read more »