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A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters (palanquins) and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles. The carriage is especially designed for private passenger use, though some are also used to transport goods. A public passenger vehicle would not usually be called a carriage – terms for such include stagecoach, charabanc and omnibus. It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and comfortable or luxurious. Carriages normally have suspension using leaf springs, elliptical springs (in the 19th century) or leather strapping. Working vehicles such as the (four-wheeled) wagon and (two-wheeled) cart share important parts of the history of the carriage, as does too the fast (two-wheeled) chariot.

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    Right of carriage

    Hi We have a property that is burdened by an easement for power water and services to a council site and also a right of carriage to five blocks that use our road. A couple of the blocks have recently sold and the new owners want to take all the land along the easement as their own wanting...
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    Right of Carriage

    Hi, my husband and I own 110 acres on the mid north coast. A large holding was divided into 6 lots and each was sold separately. To gain access to our block we are required to use a road that passes through three of the other blocks using a "right of carriage". The neighbour that is the last...
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    VIC Carriage service menacing

    I'm being menaced 24/7 with electromagnetic fields pulsed into my property. I'm not sure who would be the best people to speak to
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    NSW Using a carriage service to menace, harrass or offend

    Hi The scenario is a Facebook post named and shamed someone for a commiting a crime. No court case took place in regards to alleged crime. The original poster of Facebook deleted the post very quickly. But it was screenshot and has been sent around and posted on individal FB profiles and within...
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    NSW Right of carriage way

    I own shares in a company which owns land upon which shareholders reside (a multiple occupancy property). There is gated access to our private road. We have granted right of access to another property which would otherwise be landlocked. The owners of the other property now have several children...
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    VIC Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence

    Experts, Can you please help answer the following question which is related to using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence - The key elements of the offence as per my understanding which needs to be proven are: 1. that you used a ‘carriage service’, and 2. that the manner of...