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 footyalmanac.com.au He has written many 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 j.t.h@footyalmanac.com.au He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo10, Anna8, Evie7. 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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