Title

Mormon missionaries and the University of Melbourne Basketball Club

Keywords

Mormon Studies, basketball, University of Melbourne, missionaries

Abstract

Believe it or not, Mormon missionaries from America once made a significant, but now virtually unknown, contribution to sports at the University of Melbourne. At the dawn of 1957, the university’s sports organisation requested a Latter-day Saint missionary to coach the Melbourne University Basketball Club (MUBC), which consisted of several teams. This might surprise us today, yet in light of the events that preceded it, the request made very good sense.

Original Publication Citation

“Mormon missionaries and the University of Melbourne Basketball Club,” University of Melbourne Collections 13, no. 2 (December 2013):43-50.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-12

Publisher

University of Melbourne Collections

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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