John Thistleton Google+

John Thistleton

Outdoor revolutionaries moved with times

John Thistleton Twenty-three years ago young families populated Canberra's outlying suburbs with big backyards - but didn't use them the way we do today.

ACT region's autumn rains hold promise of bountiful spring harvest

Cattle farmer Noel Davis with cattle at Bonshaw that are enjoying the lush green grass after  recent rain fall.

John Thistleton One of the best-timed autumn rain breaks in many years has caused a spike in cattle prices and set up grain farmers for a promising spring harvest.

Man escapes poison as snake holds back venom

Eastern brown snake.

John Thistleton A man taken to Calvary Hospital after being bitten by a snake, was later allowed to leave after tests revealed no venom had been injected into his body.

New six-storey allowance to revitalise Kingston

John Thistleton New planning laws recommended for Kingston would allow six storeys of residential units, offices and shops.

Enterprise up the lake with all its paddles in working order

Conservation work begins on the Paddle Steamer Enterprise

John Thistleton One of the oldest working paddle steamers in the world, Enterprise, is again showing remarkable strength against the elements.

Motorists tip off police about graffiti attack

John Thistleton A 22-year-old Forrest man has been arrested and faces charges after spraying graffiti on the Acton tunnel over Parkes Way early on Sunday morning.

Manuka traders call for retail precinct upgrade to recapture village charm

NEWS:  L-R Members of the Manuka traders association Arthur Gray, Angela Nichol , President Quentin Webster and Marilyn Gray would like to see Manuka shops and laneways reinvigorate.  5th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Manuka retailers want fellow traders to help them polish the upmarket shopping precinct.

Comments 6

Canberra Club split over secret merger report

Illustration: Alan Baxter

John Thistleton Two board members of Canberra's oldest licensed club have broken ranks to push for the release of a financial consultant's report.

Comments 6

ACT's unique gazumping law helps home buyer to Supreme Court win

60-64 Years, Adult, Caucasian Ethnicity, Close-up, Color Image, Contract, Document, Gray Hair, Group Of People, Horizontal, Human Body Part, Human Gender, Human Hair, Human Hand, Indoors, Law, Lawyer, Legal Document, Mature Adult, Men, Paper, Paperwork, People, Photography, Retirement, Senior Adult, Signature, Signing, Sitting, Will, Women, Writing

John Thistleton The ACT Supreme Court has relied on the territory's unique anti-gazumping laws to order vendors of a unit in the New Acton development to return a deposit to a prospective buyer who opted out of the...

Comments 1

Capital Pioneers

The copycat kid Jeff Konstantinou whose family built an empire from shoes

Property developer, Jeff Konstantinou, in his office in Mitchell.

John Thistleton Property developer Jeff Konstantinou says his ''university of life'' education began in his father's shoe repair shop in Canberra in 1963.

Family project finds new ways to make use of what's old

Stuart Forsyth and his Eco- Friendly serviced apartments, Dickson.

John Thistleton A legacy of Stuart Forsyth's youth at Western Australia's Cottesloe Beach is his red, sun-ravaged face.

Dominic Mico has vivid memories of growing up Italian in old Canberra

Smiths Alternative owner, Dominic Mico, at the store in the Melbourne Building.

John Thistleton Dominic Mico believes a tight network that for years bound together the ACT Italian community has loosened.

Truck convoy raises $150,000 for cancer

Brothers Damian Southwell 8 and Bailey Southwell 7 from McKellar

John Thistleton More than 400 gleaming trucks and their drivers raised $150,000 in the annual Canberra Convoy for Cancer.

Multicultural festival: Dancing days come amid the tears

The Sudanese community prepares for the multicultural festival. Front is Chut Chol Garang, 2 of Oxley dancing at the St Phillips Anglican Church, O'Connor.

John Thistleton Dinka communities are being ''retraumatised by unspeakable acts of violence and terror in South Sudan''.

Capital pioneers

Gardener Antonio Ciancio digs up memories of seasons of his youth

Italian migrant, Antonio Ciancio, of Lyons.

John Thistleton Antonio Ciancio's vegie garden looks like a market plot in Italy's Catanzaro province from where he migrated in 1956.

Capital pioneers

Beneath the surface dwells a town planner

Dr Mario Serenelli, a civil engineer and town planner, who moved to Australia from Rome.

John Thistleton Instead of fulfilling his dream to be a town planner, Mario Serenellini's design skills were used underneath Canberra.

Capital pioneers

The new Aussies pitched in

Maria Efkarpidis as a little girl, with her father Tom, now deceased. Photos contributed. For John Thistletons migrant series.

maria.jpg

John Thistleton They came from postwar Europe to Canberra with little or nothing, but they've made an indelible mark on the capital.

Smelly lakes: Water scientist says wetlands are the answer

eWater Honorary Fellow of Water and Environment, Ian Lawrence at the sight of the healthy O'Connor wetlands.

John Thistleton Water scientist says network of concrete channels carrying stormwater to the city's lakes are a planning tragedy.

For grain farmers, day, night and uncertainty roll into one at harvest time

John Thistleton As night falls on Peter O'Connor's wheat crop near Harden, the lights on his harvesting machinery burn bright.

Man robs Braddon supermarket

Police

By John Thistleton A man has robbed the Braddon Supermarket, threatening staff with a kitchen knife on Saturday night and fleeing with cash.