Steam Land Carriage Invented

Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemenís Land Advertiser

15 March 1823

England - Mr. Griffith has nearly completed his "Patent Land Carriage," for conveying goods and passengers on our public roads without the aid of horses!

The carriage will be worked by an engine of six horse power, and will transport, a load of five tons at an average rate of six miles per hour, which may be varied and increased indefinitely for other carriages.

The general introduction of these carriages, for all kinds of purposes, will constitute a triumph of mechanics never anticipated by our ancestors.