Buggies with four wheels were light, comfortable and stylish. 

Generally, buggies were owned by doctors, ‘squatters’ and business people. Many had hoods to keep the sun and rain off passengers. Some had small turn-out seats at the back for children.

The first buggies came from America. Australian coachbuilders began making buggies from the 1860s. 

Tha National Carriage Collection includes an Abbot Buggy, Cut Under Buggy, Eureka Buggy, Light Toledo Buggy, Piano Box Buggy (1), Piano Box Buggy (2), Whitechapel Buggy, Whitechapel Buggy c.1928, and Whitechapel Buggy with hood.