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Melbourne Cup

Flemington on Cup Day'
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The horses, jockeys, fans and fashions the field at Flemington on Cup Day.

Cricketing Journeys

Cricketing Journeys
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150 years of cricket in Australia and overseas.


  Collection highlights

The earliest known Melbourne Cup in its original state.
One of the earliest Melbourne cups, and a Queen's Plate trophy, won by champion racehorse Tim Whiffler.
Two bicycles belonging to Australia's first Tour de France winner.
Worn by Monty Faithfull, who played for New South Wales and captained the Sydney University team in the 1860s and 1870s.
Prized possessions belonging to a champion horsewoman and show-ring jumper.
Wimbledon trophies and racquets belonging to Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
Beret worn by ‘Oppy’ throughout his life as a tribute to the French for their support of his cycling prowess.
Traditional hunting pink, about 1900, worn by William Hugh Anderson, who took part in various equestrian sports.
Memorabilia belonging to a talented amateur cyclist who had his greatest success as a veteran.
Soccer uniforms, medals and trophies from a champion of football in Australia.
The first known Australian made racing trophy, awarded at the Parramatta races in 1827.
A collection of sporting memorabilia relating to NSW racing cyclist Ken Ross.
A small gold locket worn by Winnie O'Sullivan, sweetheart of Australian boxing legend Les Darcy.
Memorabilia and uniforms owed by former Australian netball team captain Liz Ellis.
Worn by 1984 Australian Mount Everest expedition team member Geoff Bartram.
John Konrads' medals and memorabilia from the 1960 Rome and 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Used to set solo cycling records across and around Australia.
The 1934 Melbourne Cup trophy won by racehorse Peter Pan.
Includes the unusually large heart of legendary racehorse Phar Lap and items belonging to the jockeys who rode him to victory.
An amateur portrait of Australia's first celebrity racehorse from the 1840s.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
A 19th century solid silver goblet awarded to Australian bare knuckle boxer William Sparkes.
A pony-sized brass Sydney sulky from about 1940, belonging to champion horsewoman and breeder Mary Willsallen.