Melbourne Cup 1896

France, 1896

Film
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A clip of film that records the events that transpired on Melbourne Cup Day, 1896, including three seconds of the actual horse race. Maurice Sestier’s surviving footage of the 1896 Melbourne Cup is the earliest surviving cinema footage taken in Australia.

Credits

Duration

00:02:54:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1896

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016627

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Melbourne (Vic.)

History → Melbourne (Vic.) - History

History → Victoria - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Horse racing - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Melbourne Cup (Horse race)

Places → Melbourne (Vic.)

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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