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
A collection of clips covering Australian history from hundreds of thousands of years ago to the beginning of the 21st Century.
How did a New Zealand-born horse become one of Australia’s most loved and enduring icons?
This ten-minute film is the only documentary made about racehorse Phar Lap during his lifetime. It was produced by Neville Macken and directed by pioneer female filmmaker Paulette McDonagh.
Part-owner and trainer HR Telford stoically mourns the loss of the great Phar Lap saying he had a 'heart as big as a lion' in this newsreel entitled Phar Lap: Idol of the Australian Turf.<
Phar Lap's incredible win at the Melbourne Cup in 1930 made him an Australian icon.