Canoes and Coconut Crabs
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’i Malila, a tortoise from Madagascar presented to the Tongan Royal Family by Captain James Cook in July 1777.
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