Jean is a famous explorer. Jean Batten was New Zealand's greatest aviator, and is celebrated around the world for her heroic solo flights during the 1930s.
Jean batten was born on September 5th 1909 in Rotorua. She died in an hotel in Majorca on 22 November 1982 because of a dog bite . She lived in Rotorua for 4 years. When she was 4 years old she moved to Auckland with her parents and her two brothers that are older than she is. She was the first to fly from England to New zealand .
Jean batten broke 2 world records. The word records are for flying from England to New zealand and flying from England to brazil. Her trip of 14 days and 22 hours beat the existing England to Australia record.
Jean batten lived in Rotorua for a little while and then moved to
Auckland when she turned 4 with her mum and dad and her 2 older brothers.