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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Catholic homelessness hostel at 120 per cent of capacity

David Ellery If St Vincent de Paul's Samaritan House in Hackett was a luxury hotel, its directors would be laughing all the way to the bank.

It's all about jobs as records topple


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.

Queens Birthday honours: Canberrans fare well in military awards

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David Ellery An unidentified Australian soldier who drew enemy fire to protect his mates in Afghanistan has become only the seventh person to be awarded the Star of Gallantry since its inception 23 years ago.

Airport master plan proposes security precinct

David Ellery The draft master plan for Canberra Airport proposes the establishment of a security industry enclave similar to California's Silicon Valley.


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.


Everyone loves to find a bargain

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

Gallipoli lifeboat in starring role again

The steel lifeboat from HMT Ascot used in the landings at Gallipoli by 13 Battalion AIF is installed in the refurbished First World War gallery at the Australian War Memorial.

David Ellery Gang-gang: A lifeboat used to row Australian troops ashore during the Gallipoli landing on April 25, 1915, was lowered into its new position at the Australian War Memorial on Tuesday night before...


Yacht Club backs Communities@Work with new regatta

David Ellery Did you know Canberra is home to what is probably the largest inland yacht club in Australia?

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.

Meet Bryce England, SnowyHydro Southcare helicopter tweeting pilot

David Ellery Bryce England, SnowyHydro Southcare's tweeting helicopter pilot, has always had a passion for photography.

Duntroon: The class of 2014

(L-R) Staff Cadets, Steph Costa (F89 Minimi light support weapon), Russell Brien (66mm short range anti armor weapon), Jamie-Lee Britt (F88 steyr rifle) and Lachlan Findlay (f88 with grenade launcher attachement) at the RMC Duntroon grenade training range.

David Ellery Lachlan, Steph, Jamie-Lee and Russell, part of the latest intake at Duntroon, are articulate, hard-working, clever and fit – qualities they share with the Royal Military College's class of 1914.

US alliance overcharges and under-delivers, says ANU's Mike McKinley

Australia's allegiance with the United States overcharges and under delivers said senior ANU academic,

David Ellery Australia's alliance with the United States overcharges and under-delivers, Australian National University academic Dr Mike McKinley says.

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Canberra to host international landscape architecture conference

Canberra is the obvious venue for an international design congress in 2016, national vice president of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Suzanne Moulis says.

David Ellery Well-crafted landscapes large and small made Canberra the obvious venue for an international design congress to be held here in 2016, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects vice -president,...

Centenary column ticks off some unfinished business for Canberra

Official sealing of the Canberra Centenary Time Capsule on City Hill Park.

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, dedicated the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.

Centenary Column unfinished business for ACT

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.


Countdown on for Futuro House refurbishment for University of Canberra

The Futuro was a fixture at the Canberra Space Dome and Observatory for well over a decade.

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David Ellery Hall's Tardis is not the only spaceship currently in residence in the ACT.


Highest bulbous protuberance

Picture by Gary Eckert.

David Ellery What is it with national capitals and phallic symbols?

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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.

Enthusiasts rev up their engines ready for cruising

News. Summernat sscrutineering. An entry in this year's event, a very rusty HQ Holden Monaro arrives at scutineering with owners,brothers from Orange, Darin Davis, 40, left and Red Davis, 42. 1st.January 2014 Photograph by Graham Tidy of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery More than 30,000 people are expected to line Northbourne Avenue to watch the annual Summernats City Cruise.

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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.