Phar Lap's Hide

Title:
Phar Lap's Hide
NFSA ID:
1435037
Year:
2004
Category:
Access fees

How did a New Zealand-born horse become one of Australia’s most loved and enduring icons? Political cartoonist and columnist Warren Brown visits Melbourne Museum where the legendary Phar Lap – or at least his preserved hide – stands in a glass case. Curator Elizabeth Willis explains why this big red horse won our hearts and the circumstances around his mysterious death.

National Treasures: Phar Lap’s Hide, 2004. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Buy a copy of the whole series at the NFSA shop.