Dedicated to Fernando Pereira (1950–1985) who was killed in the attack on the Rainbow Warrior by French secret agents.
David Robie’s book Eyes of Fire tells the story of the last voyage of the original Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace campaign vessel bombed by French secret agents on 10 July 1985.
Thirty years ago [in 2015], the Rainbow Warrior and her crew were invited to help the people of Rongelap Atoll escape from their nuclear contaminated island. The events that followed still haunt the Pacific. On this Little Island microsite, we look at the legacy of this vessel, its small crew of resourceful Greenpeace activists and the Pacific Island communities they tried to help.
Thirty years on a new generation is rediscovering the Rainbow Warrior through David Robie’s book. Thirteen teams of tertiary students from Auckland’s AUT university have been hard at work researching the events described in David’s text. They have also been interviewing members of the original Rainbow Warrior crew.