Arthur Carman Papers; Arthur H Carman; 2017.23.1


Arthur Carman Papers

About this object

Arthur Herbert Carman (1902-1982) was a Wellington and Tawa-based sports historian and statistician. In 1935 he published the New Zealand Rugby Almanack and in 1948, together with Noel Macdonald, he began the New Zealand Cricket Almanack published by his own company, Sporting Publications. He took on sole responsibility for the Almanack in 1958 and edited and compiled it until 1982. Building on the pioneering work of TW Reese, Carman established himself as a hugely important figure in the development of cricket statistics and history, both in New Zealand and internationally. His cricketing publications include <i>WN Carson: Footballer and Cricketer</i>, Sporting Publications: Wellington 1947, <i>New Zealand International Cricket, 1894-1974</i>, Sporting Publications: Tawa 1974, and <i>Wellington Cricket Centenary, 1875-1975</i>, Sporting Publications: Tawa 1975.

The Collection held by the New Zealand Cricket Museum includes national and international correspondence to and from Carman, with regard to various cricket Almanacks and New Zealand cricket in general, as well as four boxes of scrapbooks etc covering domestic cricket and international cricket tours undertaken by New Zealand, together with details of tours to New Zealand by other countries. The boxes also include handwritten notes made by Carman on players and games.

<b> Researchers, view the finding aid for the Arthur Carman papers here. </b>

For details of his political beliefs, local government work and local history publications visit Te Ara.

Read about the process of cataloguing his collection in our post, Cataloguing the Papers of Arthur Carman.


Arthur H Carman

Maker Role


Place Made

Wellington, New Zealand

Named Collection

Arthur H Carman Collection

Credit Line

Arthur H Carman Collection,

Object Type

Papers, Letters & Documents

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from

A. Sims' Australians in New Zealand 1914

Arthur Carman

Australia in New Zealand 1877-78

Australia in New Zealand 1920-21

Australia in New Zealand 1928

Australia in New Zealand 1936

Australia in New Zealand 1966-67

Australia in New Zealand 1976-77

Canterbury in Australia 1878-79

Central Districts

England in New Zealand 1971

England in New Zealand 1975

Fiji in New Zealand 1884-85

George Parr's English team in New Zealand 1864

Hutt Valley Cricket Club 1946-47

Irving Rosenwater

Lillywhite's English team in New Zealand 1876-77

MCC in New Zealand 1906-7

MCC in New Zealand 1922-23

MCC in New Zealand 1929

MCC in New Zealand 1935

MCC in New Zealand 1937

MCC in New Zealand 1947

Melbourne Cricket Club in New Zealand 1926-27

New South Wales in New Zealand 1889-90

New South Wales in New Zealand 1924

New Zealand B in Australia 1973

New Zealand Cricket Almanack

New Zealand in Australia 1898-99

New Zealand in Australia 1913-14

New Zealand in Australia 1925-26

New Zealand in England 1927

New Zealand in England 1931

New Zealand in England 1958

New Zealand in England 1969

New Zealand in England 1973

New Zealand in Pakistan 1976-77

New Zealand in West Indies 1973

North Island v South Island 1904

North island v South Island 1922

North Island v South Island 1935

Pakistan in New Zealand 1973

Pakistan in New Zealand 1978-79

Plunket Shield

Shaw's English Team in New Zealand 1881-82

Sir Julien Cahn's Team in New Zealand 1939

South Africa in New Zealand 1930

Taranaki Cricket Association

Tasmania in New Zealand 1923-24

Victoria in New Zealand 1924-25

Victoria University Cricket Club (NZ)

Wellington Club Cricket

Wellington College Old Boys