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In our NZ Biography slot today, we're looking at Jean Batten who's considered as New Zealand's greatest aviator. She was celebrated around the world for her heroic solo flights during the 1930s. Audio
On 16 October 1936 New Zealand aviator Jean Batten made history by becoming the first person to fly solo from England to New Zealand.
Guest host Philippa Tolley interviews Barbara Brookes, Professor of History at the University of Otago, about her new book A History of New Zealand Women. Audio
Voices and events transport us back to the time of our most famous pioneering women aviators. Audio