Story: Basketball

Mormon team

Mormon team

Mormon missionaries helped to improve coaching and player skills after the Second World War. Between 1946 and 1961 a Mormon team would play a New Zealand representative team at the end of the national men's tournament. The New Zealanders usually lost. This is the Mormon team in 1958.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1958/3084-F

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How to cite this page:

John Saker, 'Basketball - Origins and growth, 1908 to 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by John Saker, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Oct 2015