This clip shows the crowd at what is probably the Melbourne Cup during the Spring Carnival of 1896.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt from Fox Movietone coverage of the Melbourne Cup on 4 November 1930.
On the 90th anniversary of Phar Lap’s famous 1930 Melbourne Cup victory, we revisit the surviving footage to discover a new multi-camera race ending.
Silent film footage from Flemington Racecourse as Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 4 November 1930.
The Melbourne Cup, 1930. The closing stages of the race as Phar Lap crosses the finish line. – NFSA#759703
How did a New Zealand-born horse become one of Australia’s most loved and enduring icons?
This is the complete radio broadcast of the 1941 Melbourne Cup, as called by commentator Ken Howard.
Summary by Martin Ford