The People of Paradise: 5. Canoes and Coconut Crabs


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First transmitted in 1960, David Attenborough's tour of the South West Pacific reaches Kambara. There he searches for one of the last double canoes in Fiji, in which South Sea Islanders made their immense voyages across the Pacific. The journey continues to Tonga, an island rich in coconut crabs and fruit bats. In the grounds of the Tongan Palace, David Attenborough meets Tu


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 8.55pm 19 May 1960

Duration: 30 mins


Collection: David Attenborough - The Early Years (31 programmes)

A collection of programmes, letters and photographs from 1955-1969, showcasing the early work of Sir David Attenborough.



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