Hibbs, Peter

First Fleet seaman who played a role in the exploration of Tasmania and Australia's eastern seaboard. He allegedly sailed with Captain James Cook on HMB Endeavour and was credited in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette of 1890 as being the second Englishman after Sir Joseph Banks to step ashore at Botany Bay in 1770. However, no primary source material has been found to confirm this. Hibbs was part of the crew during the wreck of HMS Sirius on its way to Norfolk Island. While at Norfolk Island his wife arrived aboard Surprize with her baby girl, whom they raised as their own.

Milestone
Born
Ramsgate, Kent, England
1757
Arrived Sydney
HMS Sirius
26 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
HMS Sirius
02 Oct 1788
Arrived Sydney
HMS Sirius
08 May 1789
Departed Sydney
HMS Sirius
Mar 1790
Arrived Sydney
Norfolk sloop
Jun 1798
Departed Sydney
Norfolk sloop
11 Dec 1798
Arrived Sydney
1800
Died
Pumpkin Point, Hawkesbury
12 Sep 1847
Buried
13 Sep 1847
Occupation
Position
1787 - 1788
11 Dec 1798 - 1799
Relationship
Spouse
05 Nov 1790 - 19 May 1844