David Attenborough in Makaruka, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - the 1970's

from Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster, pages 270-271:

As our dinghy breasted the surf, the men waded out towards us and, slightly to my consternation, suddenly picked up the canoe bodily with me in it and carried it on their shoulders out of the sea and up the beach.  I was met by a group of men playing pan pipes.  I …   more >>

cite as

David Attenborough, Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster (London, 2009), p. 270-271. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459204597233 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Makaruka, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands


David Attenborough
naturalist, TV presenter, TV producer

Listening to

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'God Save the Queen'
written by Arne
performed by Villagers from the Solomon Islands

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


David Attenborough was in the Solomon Islands filming for the BBC TV series The Tribal Eye.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:36:37 +0100
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 12:15:31 +0100