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Aviatrix Jean Batten was born in New Zealand in 1909 and had her first solo flight in 1930. In 1934 she beat Amy Johnson’s record for a solo flight from England to Australia. She also set records for flights from England to Brazil and England to New Zealand. The 1937 flight detailed in the cutting set a record for the Australia to England solo flight. Miss Batten died in 1982 of an infected dog bite.