Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup, 1861
Melbourne Cup, 1861
Tuesday 7 November 2017

You can read an essay about the running of the first Melbourne Cup, as well as entries on Etienne de Mestre whose horse Archer won the race, and Victorian governor Sir Henry Barkly who presented de Mestre with the trophy, a hand-beaten gold watch and a cheque for £930. A search on the NCB’s People Australia website comes up with 160 matches for ‘Melbourne Cup’.


National Centre of Biography


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