TAGGED: Melbourne Cup
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Amy Butterfield shares the challenges and surprising discoveries of curating for Radio 100, including how Australia was a radio ‘vanguard’, dating the oldest radio broadcast in the NFSA collection, and – despite the gap in time – the parallels between the rise of radio and the internet as a means of human connection.

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'Peter Pan will win it, Peter Pan will win it!' 

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'Peter Pan will win it, Peter Pan will win it!' 

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This clip shows the crowd at what is probably the Melbourne Cup during the Spring Carnival of 1896.

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Jeanne Little models edible hats she has made out of food including pizza, french fries, crumpets, bangers and mash, ice cream cones and frankfurters in honour of Melbourne Cup day.

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With crowds banned from Flemington Racecourse, Network Ten had to find other ways of reporting the colourful stories during Melbourne Cup Day on 3 November 2020.

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This NFSA compilation shows a tri-screen view of the final moments of the 1930 Melbourne Cup filmed by three different camera crews on the day. 

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Excerpt from Fox Movietone coverage of the Melbourne Cup on 4 November 1930.

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We revisit the surviving footage of Phar Lap’s famous 1930 Melbourne Cup victory to discover a new multi-camera race ending.

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Silent film footage from Flemington Racecourse as Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 4 November 1930.