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Arthur Carman Papers; Arthur H Carman; 2017.23.1

Arthur Carman Papers; Arthur H Carman; 2017.22.1
Arthur Carman Papers
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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 WN Carson: Footballer and Cricketer, Sporting Publications: Wellington 1947, New Zealand International Cricket, 1894-1974, Sporting Publications: Tawa 1974, and Wellington Cricket Centenary, 1875-1975, 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.

Researchers, view the finding aid for the Arthur Carman papers here.

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.

Maker Role
Arthur H Carman Collection
Credit Line
Arthur H Carman Collection, nzcricketmuseum.co.nz
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A. Sims' Australians in New Zealand 1914Arthur CarmanAustralia in New Zealand 1877-78Australia in New Zealand 1920-21Australia in New Zealand 1928Australia in New Zealand 1936Australia in New Zealand 1966-67Australia in New Zealand 1976-77Canterbury in Australia 1878-79Central DistrictsEngland in New Zealand 1971England in New Zealand 1975Fiji in New Zealand 1884-85George Parr's English team in New Zealand 1864Hutt Valley Cricket Club 1946-47Irving RosenwaterLillywhite's English team in New Zealand 1876-77MCC in New Zealand 1906-7MCC in New Zealand 1922-23MCC in New Zealand 1929MCC in New Zealand 1935MCC in New Zealand 1937MCC in New Zealand 1947Melbourne Cricket Club in New Zealand 1926-27New South Wales in New Zealand 1889-90New South Wales in New Zealand 1924New Zealand B in Australia 1973New Zealand Cricket AlmanackNew Zealand in Australia 1898-99New Zealand in Australia 1913-14New Zealand in Australia 1925-26New Zealand in England 1927New Zealand in England 1931New Zealand in England 1958New Zealand in England 1969New Zealand in England 1973New Zealand in Pakistan 1976-77New Zealand in West Indies 1973North Island v South Island 1904North island v South Island 1922North Island v South Island 1935Pakistan in New Zealand 1973Pakistan in New Zealand 1978-79Plunket ShieldShaw's English Team in New Zealand 1881-82Sir Julien Cahn's Team in New Zealand 1939South Africa in New Zealand 1930Taranaki Cricket AssociationTasmania in New Zealand 1923-24Victoria in New Zealand 1924-25Victoria University Cricket Club (NZ)Wellington Club CricketWellington College Old Boys

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