About

Launch Dead Letters cropped 7-3-2019Jared Davidson is an archivist, historian and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. His work has appeared in The Spinoff, Newsroom, Overland (AUS), History Workshop Journal (UK), Signal (US) and other publications, while his latest book Dead Letters was published by Otago University Press. He is the recipient of the Michael Standish Prize for best archival essay, a CLNZ Research Grant, finalist for the Bert Roth Award for Labour History and the NZSA Heritage Book Awards, and the co-authored He Whakaputanga – The Declaration of Independence won best secondary resource in Education for 2018.

Jared is currently writing a new book on work, vagrancy and the New Zealand state. You can find all of his writing on the bibliography page here and keep up-to-date with the latest news and content on Twitter, Instagram or his blog.

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