Ship worker’s Sicilian roots

"MY DAD was Sicilian and was the best cook in the world," Slice of Life subject Daniel Iacono told Northern Star photographer Marc Stapelberg.

"I learnt a little Italian as a boy. We had six boys and four girls in the family.

"I made my way to the shipping docks when I was older. I earned $200 an hour in the engine rooms. We used to carry five gallon drums up stairs at an 85 degree angle.

"My foster dad worked as a projectionist in Lismore and only recently retired."

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