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Rare pictures and interesting facts about NZ aviator Jean Batten

Slide 1 of 22: Jean Gardner Batten (1909-1982), New Zealand aviator. Ca. 1939.

Inside the private life and rise of Jean Gardner Batten

New Zealand aviator Jean Gardener Batten was born on 15 September, 1909, in Rotorua. Batten, who was given the title ‘Hine-o-te-Rangi’ – ‘Daughter of the Skies’, became known globally for accomplishing numerous record-breaking solo flights.
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