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Melbourne Cup 1896 (1896)

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Clip description

This clip shows the crowd at what is probably the Melbourne Cup during the Spring Carnival of 1896. The gathered crowd stroll through the shot while the Flemington Racecourse grandstand can be seen in the background.

Curator’s notes

Although the camera remains still during this clip as indeed in the rest of the film, Sestier captures the crowd at Flemington Racecourse with an eye for composition.

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