Subiaco, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
City of Subiaco council chambers
|Population||8,015 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,490/sq mi)|
|Area||3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) W of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Subiaco|
The area was settled in 1851 by Italian Benedictine monks. The monks named the area after Subiaco in Italy, the location where Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, had begun his work.
The main street of Subiaco is Rokeby Road, which was named after General Henry Montagu, 6th Baron Rokeby, who was commander of the 1st Infantry Division during the Crimean War. Another important commercial road is Hay Street.
Residential areas include Subi Centro, a modern housing development with the sunken Subiaco railway station on reclaimed industrial land near Wembley, and older heritage properties towards Shenton Park.
School facilities include Subiaco Primary School and Perth Modern School, the only academically selective school in Western Australia.