Joseph Banks Quote

I was awaked by the singing of the birds ashore…Their voices were certainly the most melodious wild music I have ever heard, almost imitating small bells but with the most tuneable silver sound imaginable.

Off the coast of New Zealand

diary, 17 January 1770; J. C. Beaglehole (ed.) The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks (1962)

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I was awaked by the singing of the birds ashore…Their voices were certainly the most melodious wild music I have ever heard, almost imitating small ...

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I was awaked by the singing of the birds ashore…Their voices were certainly the most melodious wild music I have ever heard, almost imitating small ...

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I was awaked by the singing of the birds ashore…Their voices were certainly the most melodious wild music I have ever heard, almost imitating small ...

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I was awaked by the singing of the birds ashore…Their voices were certainly the most melodious wild music I have ever heard, almost imitating small ...