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.