Tried and true events location
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.