Rebecca Sailed for Port Philip

The Hobart Town Courier

22 May 1835  

The Rebecca sloop, the property of Mr. Robert Scott, sailed during the week for Port Philip, under the charge of Capt. J. B. Harwood, having on board several persons, whose curiosity has led them to seek in the uninhabited wilds of the coast of New Holland, a realization of golden expectations.

We doubt their success very much - nevertheless we are not desirous to damp the anticipations of those already gone, or of those going.

Mr. Batman is on board the Rebecca, having under his charge several native blacks, for the purpose of exploring the country.