The "Alexandrina" sailed from London on 29th August 1873 and arrived in Rockhampton on 7th December 1873. The Alexandrina sailed under Captain Sherar with Doctor F.M. Harricks as Surgeon Superintendent and Margaret Willes as Matron.
The 1873 voyage of the Alexandrina carried mostly young people who all needed to be absorbed into the Central Queensland work force. Passengers who didn't have a job or accommodation to go to were allowed a few nights at the immigration Depot. Many moved immediately to the west seeking employment while others stayed closer to town hoping to obtain work through the Temple's, Rockhampton Labour Mart and Fancy Repository in William Street.