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Elias Hibbs (1812–?)

Elias Hibbs arrived in Sydney aboard the Governor Ready in 1829. He was a boatswain of H.M. Hulk Phoenix in 1835 and in the 1840s worked as principal turnkey of Darlinghurst Gaol. He left Sydney in 1849 for California, perhaps to the goldrush. His ship, Sabine, was wrecked at Upolu (Samoa). A few months later he was attacked and seriously wounded by pirates he was meant to be guarding.

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'Hibbs, Elias (1812–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hibbs-elias-24051/text32887, accessed 26 February 2024.

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