Almanac Footy History: Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin


Roy Hay Pompey Elliot pic


Pompey Austin was a remarkable nineteenth century character – for many reasons.

Roy Hay has been gathering information about him for a while. This yarn appears on Roy’s excellent website (the website is also worth a squiz).


Read Roy’s story of Pompey Austin.



About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

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