My name is Jared Davidson and I'm an archivist, historian and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. My work has appeared in The Spinoff, Newsroom, Overland (AUS), History Workshop Journal (UK), Signal (US) and other publications, while my latest book Dead Letters was published by Otago University Press. I'm currently writing 'The History of a Riot: Work Gangs versus the New Zealand Company in Early Colonial Nelson' and a new book on work, vagrancy and the New Zealand state.

You can find all of my work on my personal website:


I'm also on Twitter - you can follow me @anrchivist