Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Melbourne Cup 1896 (1896)

This film documenting the 1896 Melbourne Cup is one of Australia’s oldest surviving films. A horse gallops into the foreground and blocks our view until the film’s producer gives the horse a pat on its rump.

Length: 6 minutes

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Academy full frame)

Source:

National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 6071

Education Resources:

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