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Aviatrix Jean Batten being interviewed after her flight from England to Australia, 1934.

Creator: H. B. Green & Co.


Location: Archerfield, Brisbane, Australia.


Date: June 1934.


Description: New Zealander Jean Batten is pictured in the centre, holding her black kitten mascot. She is wearing her aviator helmet, goggles, overalls and jacket. Mrs W. E. Gardner standing on the left, is wearing an aviator helmet and goggles plus a full-length fur coat. Mrs H. B. Bonney, standing to the right, is wearing aviator helmet and goggles with a leather jacket and overalls. A gentleman from Radio 4BC stands behind Miss Batten holding a microphone. The QANTAS sign can be seen on the shed in the background.


Jean Batten in Brisbane


"BRISBANE, Sunday.—Miss Jean Batten

was given an enthusiastic welcome when

she landed at Archerfield aerodrome, at

3.15 p.m. today, after a flight from Syd-

ney, during which she called at Newcastle

and Coff's Harbour. She will return to

Sydney on Tuesday morning."


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Taken in June 1934