Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. Victoria, Australia 1912By Remembering the Past Australia / March 21, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Melbourne Cup Day has been observed in Australia since the first race was held at the Flemington Racecourse in Victoria in 1861. The race was won by Archer, who won it again the following year. The first Tuesday in November, Melbourne Cup Day, was officially gazetted a full public holiday in 1877 in Melbourne. [Time and Date]
Showing Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia. Original photo published 1912.
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