Brown leather flying helmet that fits closely to head. Black rubber ear cups on both sides of helmet. Adjustable leather strap at back and domes at side where oxygen mask would attach.
date: 1940 - 1945
max dimension: 240mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: WW2, Conflict, Uniform, History, Aviation, Flight
handling collection number: HC10
School journal link: An article about Jean Batten 'Hine -o-te-rangi' is in the Level 3 November 2018 school journal and is available to download here http://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/Instructional-Series/School-Journal/School-Journal-Level-3-November-2018/Hine-o-te-Rangi-The-Adventures-of-Jean-Batten
Why not borrow our pukapuka : Sky High, by David Hill about Jean Batten http://www.handsontauranga.co.nz/hot-items/the-arts/sky-high-picture-book-hc237/