David Ellery Google+

David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gungahlin mosque site works under way

David Ellery Work is already in progress at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque.

Gungahlin renderer the mouse that roared

: Luis Sanchez, of Sanchez Rendering & Constructions, one of the only contractors to get payment from Sublime builders before they went broke.

David Ellery Luis and Maria Sanchez know firsthand what happens when the relationship between a builder and a contractor goes south.

High NBN demand an issue for Gungahlin

Ewan Brown, President of the Gungahlin Community Council, in front of the Fibre Optic Cable being layed in the Canberra suburb of Gungahlin.

David Ellery The NBN is the new pink batts scheme with the quantity of installations taking precedence over quality, an activist says.

Comments 3

Canberra drivers blind to their blinkers

Welcome back to the land of the optional Indicator light.

David Ellery Having just returned from a brief break interstate, I had forgotten I was back in the ACT until driving to work on Wednesday morning.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse - key profiles

Brother Kostka Chute.

David Ellery Key people in the Canberra hearings of the Royal Commissions into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse.

Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

It's all about jobs as records topple

<i></i>

David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

RAAF's Mobsby gets his US Air Force Silver Star 72 years late

Mobsby's plane taking off from Seven Mile Air Base on July 2, 1942- 22 days before the plane was shot down in flames.

David Ellery An Australian RAAF officer, recommended for the American Silver Star in August 1942, is to be honoured in Canberra on Friday, 72 years after he and the US air crew members with whom he fought died.

Air Force hero Edward Mobsby honoured with US medal

David Ellery Flying Officer Edward Mobsby has finally been awarded the US Silver Star - 72 years later.

Monster three days in Vinnies' year-round operations

Vinnies Mitchell warehouse manager, Gary Crowder with a donated piano accordion on the final day of the Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale.

David Ellery Local demand for the St Vincent de Paul Society's services set to increase as Canberra grows.

Gang-gang

Home on the range at Majura Field Firing Range

Majura's Bailey Bridge.

David Ellery Some of the ACT's most hearing-impaired rabbits are settled in the heart of the Majura Field Firing Range.

Gang-gang

Everyone loves to find a bargain

David Ellery What is it about Canberrans and other people's stuff?

Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra Marathon.

David Ellery Ethiopian Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael has won the men's race in The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon and Kirsten Molloy has crossed the line first in the women's race.

Pause in local government grants to hit territory, councils

David Ellery The federal government has "paused'' indexation on Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government (including the ACT government) until at least 2017-18.

ACT to take the lead in regional response to budget

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery ACT to meet with local federal members and regional mayors in bid for special assistance for the region.

Shane Rattenbury claims free night rides save taxpayers money

The Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Slashing fares for next month's Nightrider bus service from $5 to zero could save ACT taxpayers money, Shane Rattenbury believes.

TV presenter Neil Oliver comes to WWI Diggers' defence

At the Australian War Memorial's Treloar Centre, Mitchell. Neil Oliver, archaeologist and broadcaster, is to produce a

David Ellery Archaeologist and TV presenter Neil Oliver visits the Australian War Memorial's textile conservation centre.

Gang-gang

Witness to an aviation disaster

Ventura Mk. I AE658 (Model 37-21-01). This is the first of just under 700 Venturas (based on the Model 18 Lodestar airframe) ordered by the RAF in 1940, and made its first flight on July 31, 1941, powered by two 1850 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 S1A4-G Double Wasps. The aircraft was equipped with a turret, but no armament was fitted on the maiden flight, or in this photo.
Ventura Gundaroo crash site:

(two versions)
Australian Ventura A59-61 at RAAF Fairburn in 1943 (plane that crashed was A59-55)
Pics of memorial at Gundaroo School?


Ventura A59-55 crash Gundaroo..jpg

David Ellery This December will mark the 70th anniversary of a plane crash that killed five men just south of Gundaroo.

The day definitely belonged to the Doctors in Canberra

Dr Who fans attend a special screening at Dendy of the 50th Anniversary, The Day of the Doctor.

David Ellery Dalek supporters were in the minority when Dr Who fans converged on Civic for Dendy's 3D screening of The Day of the Doctor on Sunday.

Gang-gang

Abseilers are tackling the prickly pear problem at Molonglo Gorge

David Ellery While New Zealand's Queenstown has its adventure pursuits, it cannot match the Molonglo Gorge when it comes to outdoor excitement.