Kia ora! Welcome to my blog. My name is Jared Davidson and I’m a historian, writer and archivist based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Through social biography and history from below, my work explores the resistance of working people on the margins – from radicals of the early twentieth century to convicts of the nineteenth. My work has focused on early New Zealand anarchism, First World War dissent and state control, working-class culture, antiwork traditions, and archives and memory. I am an active Committee member of the Labour History Project and designer of the LHP Bulletin.

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