Story: Batten, Jean Gardner

Batten, speaking after flying from London to Auckland

'The very greatest moment of my life': hear Jean Batten land at Auckland on 16 October 1936, and speak to the crowd at the airfield after completing the first ever direct flight from London to New Zealand. (1 min 48 sec)

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Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Reference: D364/2 and 4

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How to cite this page:

Ian Mackersey. 'Batten, Jean Gardner', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998, updated February, 2006. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)