Tried and true events lo­ca­tion

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The open­ing of Perth Sta­dium early next year spells the end of an era for Su­bi­aco Oval. West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly pho­tog­ra­pher An­drew Ritchie was there for the Tri Na­tions clash be­tween the Wal­la­bies and South Africa in 2001, bounce­down of the first west­ern derby in 1995 and Paul Mc­cart­ney’s con­cert in 1993.

JOHN Eales, Stephen Larkham and Matthew Burke were part of the Wal­la­bies team that played against South Africa at Su­bi­aco Oval in Au­gust 2001.

The pho­tos fea­tured in the Au­gust 21 edi­tion of News Chron­i­cle Com­mu­nity, which is now the West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly.

The teams drew 14-14 in the Tri Na­tions clash.

Ritchie said he en­joyed shoot­ing all sports at Su­bi­aco Oval.

“It’s a cen­tral lo­ca­tion and caters for all sports,” he said.

“It still fits 40,000 peo­ple and when it’s full it’s like a caul­dron.

“The stands have evolved over the years with new wings and more tiers.

“In the old days there were grass hills and not a lot of seat­ing.”

The City of Su­bi­aco, WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion and Lot­tery­west are call­ing for peo­ple to share their mem­o­ries of Su­bi­aco Oval to dis­cover the unique his­tory of the Su­bi­aco land­mark.

Share that amaz­ing con­cert, your boyfriend may have pro­posed at Su­bi­aco Oval or did you ac­ci­den­tally spill cof­fee on some­one fa­mous? Visit http://www.su­bi­aco.wa.gov.au / Things-to-do-in-subi/subi-ovalmem­o­ries.

An­drew Ritchie’s 2001 Wal­la­bies Test spread.

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