National Geographic : 1957 Dec
Men Strain and Pull but Cannot Budge the Women A tug of war between men and women climaxes field sports held during Christmas and New Year's week. Invariably the women win such contests. Asked the rea son, they grin and reply: "We heavier." Pitcairn women work just as hard as men and are nearly as strong. Steep trails as well as the outdoor life help keep inhabit ants athletic. Ordinarily there is little time for play. Fishing, gardening, and souvenir-making keep everyone busy from dawn to dark six days a week. Pitcairn observes Saturday as the Sabbath, as nearly all the islanders belong to the Seventh day Adventist Church. A mis sionary converted the people to Adventism in 1886.