Survivor of the wreck of the Edward Lombe in Sydney Harbour in 1834. A passenger on the ship, his older brother was a member of the crew and was killed in the wreck. In the 1870s he described himself as have been 'a mere lad' at the time of the disaster, and must have been about 17 years old. Tebbutt stayed in Australia, eventually settling in the country town of Mudgee. He was the editor of the local paper, the Mudgee Liberal, and also held the positions of Town Clerk, Mayor, and Justice of the Peace.