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  • Short Summary

    Aviator Jean Batten flies in and is given warm reception. Location unknown, soundtrack missing.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Bravo Jean! Miss Batten's wonderful flight.

    Location unknown.

    L/S as her aeroplane comes into land and taxis, L/S of huge crowds. M/S of Jean Batten holding some flowers, she is surrounded by people.

    Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    895.20
    Media URN:
    13180
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1936
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:41:00 / 01:34:55:00
    Canister:
    36/83

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The location here is Mangere airfield, South Auckland, New Zealand.

    The clip shows Jean Batten after completing the first ever direct flight from England to New Zealand.

    The aircraft she's seen landing in is a Percival Gull, Reg. No. G-ADPR.

    The man in the bowler hat at 00:11 is Mayor Ernest Davis.

    More footage of Jean Batten's arrival can be seen in clip 897.12.

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  2. Lippypictures says

    Comment above is incorrect.
    The location is Mascot aerodrome, Sydney in 1934. Note the Australian flag.
    The occasion is Jean Batten\'s arrival in Sydney after breaking Amy Johnson\'s record for the women\'s solo record England-Australia.
    The aircraft is a Gipsy Moth (biplane) reg. G-AARB

    The later flight in 1936 in which she continued onto NZ to make the first ever England-NZ direct flight was in the Percival Gull, a monoplane.

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