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Ambitious Angel: Jean Batten And The Performance Of Gender In A Man's Country, Anne A. Collett Jan 2008

Ambitious Angel: Jean Batten And The Performance Of Gender In A Man's Country, Anne A. Collett

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Sydney has witness similar demonstrations of enthusiasm, but never one that was more spontaneous, wrote one Sydney reportetr of Jean Battens arrivalo in Mascot in October 1936 on completion of her record breaking solo-flight from England to Australia. Batten greeted the crowd that had waited long hours for her arrival, with and apology and the reminder that it was of course a womens prerogative to be a little late.