Barwell, Graham, 2007, Coleridge's albatross and the impulse to seabird conservation, Kunapipi: journal of postcolonial writing, XXIX(2), 22-61.
On the long sea journey to Australia,... Coleridge was a regular companion. Emigrants' diaries and journals rarely failed to describe one particular landmark experience: the first sighting of the albatross, followed by attempts to kill or capture a specimen, in the style of the ancient mariner. 'Who could doubt their supernatural attributes? Certainly not a spirit-chilled landswoman, with Coleridge's magic legend perpetually repeating itself to her', wrote 27 year old Luisa (sic) Meredith, arriving in Sydney in 1839 (Lyons 13).