The Melbourne Cup, is Australia’s most famous Tuesday held run on the first Tuesday in November, which combines history, sport, fashion, entertainment and fun.
It’s a day when a nation stops whatever it’s doing to listen to the race call, or watch the race on TV, and even those who don’t usually bet buy a ticket in a sweep
Shoalhaven NSW and the Melbourne Cup
1861 & 1862: Winner Archer who was walked to Melbourne from the De Mestre farm at Terara Nowra, to start in the race.
1978: Winner Arwon (yes Nowra in reverse)
1896 Melbourne Cup Footage Rediscovered
A remarkable 60 second film shot at the 1896 Melbourne Cup has been rediscovered by the National Film and Sound Archive. More Details
Image courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archives.