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Australasian Gazette – 1924 Melbourne Cup (1924)


This Australasian Gazette newsreel shows the 1924 Melbourne Cup. It includes footage of the crowd as well as the race where Backwood won.

Curator’s notes

Newsreels were an integral part of cinema programming in Australia before the advent of television in 1956. Issued on a weekly basis, newsreels enabled people to further engage with local and national political stories and events. Australasian Gazette began in 1913 and ran until the advent of talkies in the early 1930s.