The Picture of Australia: Exhibiting New Holland, Van Diemen's Land, and All the Settlement's, from the First at Sydney to the Last at the Swan River

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Whittaker, Treacher and Company, 1829 - Australia - 370 pages

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Page 25 - Petrels as we had never seen equalled. There was a stream of from fifty to eighty yards in depth, and of three hundred yards, or more, in breadth; the birds were not scattered but flying as compactly as a free movement of their wings seemed to allow; and during a full hour and a half, this stream of petrels continued to pass without interruption, at a rate little inferior to the swiftness of the pigeon. On the lowest computation I think the number could not have been less than a hundred millions...

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