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.
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Black and White
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)