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Jack Pompei : 17-September-2012
Jack Pompei : 17-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A bridge commemorates Jack Pompei, a local boat builder who rescued hundreds of people on Port Phillip Bay.


Address:Nepean Highway, Mordialloc, 3195
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.00
Long: 145.088169
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd April, 2009
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Vic Roads    Victorian Government

Pompei Bridge

Officially opened by Tim Pallas MP Victorian Minister for Roads and Ports 23 April 2009

This bridge has been named the `Pompei Bridge` in honour of Jack Pompei, a local boat builder who rescued hundreds on people caught in trouble in the waters of Port Phillip Bay.  Jack was always willing to take a boat out and look for people, day or night, no matter what the weather.

Jack Pompei was regarded by the community as a local hero and his rescue efforts earned his the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia.

This bridge is a lasting legacy to a man who contributed so much to the community of Mordialloc.

(Jack Pompei OAM 1924 - 2008)



Source: MA
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