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Griffith Italian Heritage Trail

10 – Our Lady of Pompeii Church

Edon St, Yoogali

The Italian community built a church in the late 1930s so they could practice the Catholic religion in their own cultural form. Modelled on a church in the village of Cavaso del Tomba in the Veneto province of Treviso, it was an expression of the growing confi dence and permanency of the Italian community. The church was completed in April 1940, dedicated to Our Lady of Pompeii, the patroness of Italians in foreign lands. It is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register

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