Wellington Square, Perth
The park was originally a swamp and was drained in the 1830s. It was originally used to exercise horses. The ground was known as the Recreation Ground or the "Rec". Prior to the construction of the WACA Ground in the 1890s, the park was the main cricket ground in Perth.
The ground was cleared in 1898 to form a series of cricket fields. The ground was named in honour of the Duke of Wellington, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time of the settlement of the Swan River Colony.
Perth Rugby Club (later Perth-Bayswater) used the square from the late 1920s as a training venue.