Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

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  • Essay On Rainbow Warrior

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    New Zealand, the Rainbow Warrior had visited before leading a group of vessels to Mururoa Atoll to protest against the French nuclear testing that was going to take place in the South Pacific. The Rainbow Warrior had been the flagship of an international environmental organisation, Greenpeace. The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior ended with the death of Fernando Pereira, who was a photographer who had drowned on the vessel caused by the explosions in the boat. The Rainbow Warrior was a vessel made

  • The Bombing Of The Rainbow Warrior

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    Introduction The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior was a significant event in the history of New Zealand. It was the first ever act of terrorism in New Zealand. On July the 10th 1985 two French spies planted 2 bombs on Greenpeace’s the Rainbow Warrior. At 11:38pm the first bomb went off blasting a hole about the size of a car. Then at 11:45pm the second bomb went off. Photographer Fernando Pereira drowned when the vessel sunk as after the first blast went off he went a tried to retrieve his camera equipment

  • Rainbow Warrior Research Paper

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    The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior was an event that truly began when Greenpeace first formed, almost two decades before the bombing in Auckland Harbour occured. In the late 1960s, the United States government planned to carry out nuclear testing on Amchitka, an unstable island in Alaska which had a dangerous fault line and was prone to earthquakes and tsunamis after the serious earthquake in Alaska, 1964. A group known as the ‘Don’t Make A Wave’ committee formed to protest against the nuclear testing

  • The Greenpeace Ship, The Rainbow Warrior

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    On the 10th of July 1985, the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior was anchored at Marsden wharf in Auckland New Zealand. Ready to confront French nuclear testing in the Moruroa atoll. In an attempt to counteract the protests and campaigning of the flagship that represented New Zealand 's movement against nuclear testing in the Pacific, France bombed and sunk the Greenpeace vessel the Rainbow Warrior. The bombing simply done to prolong threats against France’s nuclear testing in the pacific, and

  • The 1981 Springbok Tour

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    Resource 8: (The History of South African Rugby)  In fact Rugby dominated the non-white sports scene in places like the Cape colony and the Eastern Cape in particular through to the late 1960s but rugby organisation (Western province coloured rugby union was founded in 1886 and the South African Coloured Rugby Board (SACRB) was founded in 1896) and teams were kept segregated with discrimination against black and coloured players and little government funding. In 1919 New Zealand toured South

  • Climate Change : Causes And Effects Essay

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    Climate change: Climate change is caused mainly by increase of human activity and industrialisation. For example, activities such as driving cars, farming, burning coal and cutting down forests produce greenhouse gases – mainly carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide which are emitted into the atmosphere, which create a layer of greenhouse gases around the earth and trap the sun 's heat. The earth over its 4.5 billion-year history has naturally fluctuated from ice ages to extreme droughts, however

  • Modern History.Hsc.2012 Essay

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    MODERN HISTORY -2012 Topic one – USA 1919-1941 Topic two – conflict in the pacific Topic three – Douglas MacArthur Topic Four – World War I TOPIC ONE – USA 1919-1941 USA 1920’S * the radio age * felt like istory had turned a corner and never going back * stock market * black Thursday November 24 1929 * the jazz age * a speakeasyyyyyyy How significant were the Republican policies in causing the great depression? The significance of the republic policies