Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1971

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Betty Jean Putnam

Second Committee Member

Betty Jean Hileman

Third Committee Member

Paul E. LeRoy


What has taken place through the years that brought organized team sports for women to the present popular position in Lae, New Guinea cannot be known until historical happenings that led to the situation are compiled. A documentation of women's team sports in Lae may provide general information for a greater understanding of the connection between sport and culture as well as specific information relating to women's sports and culture in Lae. This study will add another facet to the history of sports for women. Without such a record it is probable that this information would be irretrievably lost. It is already evident that much of the data has not been preserved, even though women's team sports have only been played in Lae for slightly more than a decade.