[Episode 13 | 1888 : Victoria]
Miss Müller is picked up by the newly furbished horse and carriage owned by the Müller Horse & Carriage Company. Victoria follows the carriage until Miss Müller is let off at the cemetery. Victoria runs into the Irish tradesman and learns that her father is having financial difficulties. This is also confirmed when she arrives home to hear her parents arguing.
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The horse-drawn carriage was used as early as the 1600s in Europe. It was a basic cart on wheels, which made for a very uncomfortable ride. By the 1700s, carriages were made with better suspension, interiors and shelters. Those who couldn't afford a coach walked. In the late 1800s in Australia, coaches varied from very basic to very comfortable, depending on what a family could afford.
The horse-drawn carriage is the main mode of transport depicted in Episode 13: Victoria: 1888.