Community News 2019: The year in pictures

2019 in pictures. Photography: Andrew Ritchie and David Baylis
2019 in pictures. Photography: Andrew Ritchie and David Baylis

WE’RE all about Perth’s local news. From schools to events, art and incidents, we’re on the scene celebrating the very best of Perth’s communities.

Whether it’s the latest news on a bushfire, a government announcement or a community campaign, our photographers are there to help us tell a story.

These are some of the best local news pictures from 2019 by Community News photographers Andrew Ritchie and David Baylis.


Lucky Hell from Helsinki, Finland, (originally from Fremantle) swallows and dances with 20-22inch steel blades. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Tegan Reder. 15, from Cloverdale, is a recipient of the Variety WA Heart Scholarship. She is vision impaired and has broken Australian swimming records in the S11 category. Picture: David Baylis
A Bentley Continental GT Coupe 2019 and polo player Fernando Erreguerena ahead of this year’s Polo in the Valley. Andrew Ritchie
Police close a road as firefighters battle a factory fire in Kewdale. Picture: David Baylis
Ryan Stekekee , Jeff Stekekee Carole Stekekee and Tim Goodier, as the Stekekee family get ready to take part in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Back L-R: Fiona (8), Aleena (8), Sahasra (7), Aleesha (7) and Sheasha (5). Front L-R: Aaradhya (6), Merin (7), Emilia (8) and Pranavi (6) celebrate Harmony Week at Burrendah Primary School. Picture: David Baylis
Dawn Pascoe (yellow) and Ruth Battle-Wayre (red). The team from Natural Wings performing at Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Palm Beach star Bryan Brown. Picture: David Baylis
Cicerellos owner Nick Unmack with Prometheus fire twirler promoting the Fremantle Festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
KATENA luminarium, set up at Carine Regional Open Space. This amazing inflatable art work offers a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes that create a sense of wonder and enchantment and will transport visitors into an amazing world of light, colour and sound. Picture: David Baylis
Claudia D’Souza (8), Emily Hallewell (9), Frances Noske (9), Maggie Noskie (7) and Jessica Hancock (9) from the Fremantle City Football Club. The FIFA Women’s World Cup plays an important role in growing participation among local girls. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Roma Martin (in her 90s), Lois Lively (90) and Nena Katnic (84) are still playing at the golf course after all these decades. With Melville Glades Golf Club celebrating its 50th birthday. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Coogee Jetty by drone. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
A nesting Osprey on Marine Parade. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

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