First transmitted in 1963, this is the first in a series of six programmes by David Attenborough on the Northern Territory of Australia.
David Attenborough, cameraman Eugene Carr and sound recordist Bob Saunders spent four months in the Northern Territory of Australia. Hoping to capture the essence of this vast territory they meet its people and explore its unique landscape and animals.
Their journey starts in the south among the Aborigines of the desert, many of whom have abandoned their nomadic way of live, now living in mission stations and government settlements. But the desert holds an irresistible pull, and groups suddenly vanish to visit sacred water holes and mountains that have been the gods of the aborigines since time immemorial.
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Sir David Attenborough - The Early Years
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|Series Editor||Brian Branston|
|Sound Recordist||Bob Saunders|
|Camera Operator||Eugene Carr|