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Australasian Gazette – 1924 Melbourne Cup (1924)

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Melbourne Cup 1924

Original classification rating: G. This clip chosen to be G

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This Australasian Gazette newsreel special shows highlights of the 1924 Melbourne Cup including the horses entering the racetrack, crowd, the showground, grandstand and the race which was won by Backwood.

Curator’s notes

This Australasian Gazette special from 1924 shows us a montage of highlights from the 1924 Melbourne Cup, one of Australia’s premiere sporting and leisure events. Wide shots taken from one of the grandstands are linked with intertitles which give a sense of the event as a whole.

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