• When a Warrior Dies

When a Warrior Dies

  • $35.00
Duration: 52 minutes 

Year: 1992 
Aspect Ratio:
Rating: Exempt
 Waka Attewell 

The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour (July 10, 1985) was an act of aggression which exposed this country to the unwholesome realities of international diplomacy.
Following the bombing, a decision had to be made about what to do with the ship. When it became obvious that restoration was financially unviable, it was decided to sink the ship in a position to allow access for divers.

The question was - where ?
Enthusiastic interest shown by Dover Samuels and the Ngati Kura people of Matauri Bay in Northland led to the Warrior coming to rest in the waters off the island of Motutapere.
The Warrior is a reminder and tribute to the ideals and dreams of pacifism and conservation. However, she is only accessible to a select few. In an attempt to create a memorial accessible to all comers, the people of Matauri Bay commissioned internationally recognised NZ sculptor Chris Booth to create a large freestanding sculpture of stone overlooking the last resting place of the ship.