Bronze statue of Batten waving with her right arm and holding flowers in her left.
Next to this, there are two marble plates with the texts:
this memorial to
was unveiled by
his excellency the most reverend
sir paul reeves, gcmg, gcvo, oso,
governor-general of new zealand
on 5 october 1989
the principal financial sponsors of the statue were:
air new zealand ltd
auckland international airport ltd
challenge properties ltd
coopers & lybrand
downer & co ltd
hawkins construction ltd
lion nathan ltd
mcdonalds system of nz ltd
newmans group of companies:
atlantic & pacific travel group
go international travel group
nz lottery board
nissan datsun holdings
telecom (ak) ltd
mayor or manukau
chairman, jean batten memorial trust
sculptor: anthony stones
new zealand's most
the first person to
fly solo from england
to new zealand. she left
england on 5 october
and landed here at mangere
11 days later on 16 october 1936.
"i was destined to be a wanderer
i seemed born to travel
in flying i found
speed and freedom
to roam the earth."
- Anthony Stones (1934),
English sculptor, living in New Zealand 1952-1983
Sources & Information
Location (S 37°0'16" - E 174°46'55")
Item Code: nz007; Photograph: 2 February 2008
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