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Shipping in Rockhampton 

Rockhampton was proclaimed a Town and Port of Entry in 1858. Some notable vessels were:

1860  - the first steamer - SS Tamar

1864 - the first overseas vessel - the barque Woodbine

1865 - SS Lady Young

1872 - SS Light Brigade taking wool to London

1878 - SS Scottish Bard

1879 - immigrants were brought up river from Keppel Bay on the Lady Bowen

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