Footage of the 1896 Melbourne Cup (Newhaven was the winner). The footage was made only days after the earliest known Australian-made film, Patineur Grotesque, and had its premiere at Sydney’s Criterion Theatre on 24 November 1896. x

 
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Opaque  by  andbamnan