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Listed as number 6 in the The 50 coolest Kiwis ever
They called her the Greta Garbo of the skies. Batten made the first solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936 and broke a host of long-distance flying records. She always emerged from the cockpit in make-up and a white flying suit but her glamorous image hid a vulnerable side. She died alone, a recluse, on Majorca.
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On 2 May 2018 at 14:19 GMT Kenneth Evans wrote:
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