My name is Jared Davidson and I'm an archivist, historian and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. My latest book Dead Letters won the Bert Roth award for Labour History and was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for General Non-Fiction.

I'm currently working on a new book, Blood and Dirt: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand, as well as the odd article.

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


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