|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Place made||New Guinea|
|Date made||13 November 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Troops in New Guinea listening to Melbourne Cup
Time off was taken to hear the broadcast of the Melbourne Cup. Although no money passed through any hands, it was quite common to see 4 paw paws to 1, or 6 ounces of tobacco to 1. Everyone showed a keen interest just the same although the race was barely audible owing to static. The bookmaker had a worried look on his face after the race as he lost thirty ounces of tobacco and forty paw paws.