Archer

The year is 1861, and the first Melbourne Cup has been announced by the Victorian Turf Club: it will be the biggest, the richest and the most prestigious race in the southern hemisphere.

Printing history
Bay Books, Sydney, 1985, 119 pp. Illustrated with stills from the film.

The year is 1861, and the first Melbourne Cup has been announced by the Victorian Turf Club: it will be the biggest, the richest and the most prestigious race in the southern hemisphere. A long way across Australia, a boy dreams of winning this race; he has, he thinks, the horse to do it. Their one problem is getting there. They walk.

 

 

 

Anne Brooksbank