Troops in New Guinea listening to Melbourne Cup

Accession Number F07061
Collection type Film
Measurement 55 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Kinna, Darrell
Place made New Guinea
Date made 13 November 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.

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