Hairdresser Franco Calabria has died, remembered as Canberra ambassador

Steve Evans
Updated September 13 2023 - 6:06pm, first published 12:49pm

Franco Calabria who has died at the age of 94 arrived in Australia in 1952 with nothing more than a suit-case - and became one of Canberra's biggest figures.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans


Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

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