Jared 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 longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for General Non-Fiction. He is the recipient of the Michael Standish Prize for best archival essay, and a finalist for the Bert Roth Award for Labour History and the NZSA Heritage Book Awards. The co-authored He Whakaputanga – The Declaration of Independence won best secondary resource in education.
Jared is currently working on a new book, tentatively called Blood and Dirt: The Hidden History of Prison Labour in New Zealand, as well as the odd article. You can find all of his writing on the bibliography page and keep up-to-date with the latest news and content on Twitter, Instagram or his blog.