Jared Davidson

An archivist by day and labour historian by night, Jared Davidson is an award-winning writer based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Society
Mar 24, 2021

Making women's prisons more gender conscious won't solve anything much

Kelvin Davis's call for prisons that meet the unique needs of women is a bandaid solution to a systemic issue, writes Jared Davidson.

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Books
Aug 19, 2020

From HG Wells to David Farrier: On writers and conspiracy theories

Wellington archivist Jared Davidson on the mysterious Zeppelin that never was, and other historic panics and delusions. 

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Books
Apr 2, 2019

'A mischievous and dangerous imposter': the cross-dresser who scandalised NZ

Extract: In a new book about censored letters in New Zealand, the author tells the strange story of a German woman who dressed as a man and may have established a "lesbian network".

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