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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Qbn wants clarity on brimming Googong

David Ellery Queanbeyan representatives are to meet ACTEW Water officials next month to find out what is happening with proposals raised more than three years ago to reduce the water level in Googong Dam in a bid...

A mate and a son, honoured forever as VC installed in Hall of Valour

Cameron Baird

David Ellery Posthumous Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Cameron Baird initially refused the Medal for Gallantry he was awarded for service in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, his father, Doug Baird, said.

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.


Beetlemania love affair for all types

David Ellery Volkswagen enthusiasts to congregate at Thoroughbred Park for the inaugural VW Drive for the Community.

Lifeline booked a date with hundreds of readers

David Ellery Lifeline Autumn Bookfair organisers say they are closer than ever to reaching the magical $500,000 mark with this year's event.

ACT dodged lightning bolt says bushfire boss

David Ellery The ACT may not have dodged a bullet during the summer fire season but it certainly dodged a lightning bolt - or two - according to ACT Emergency Services Agency's Commissioner Dominic Lane.

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.


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.


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?

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.


Power to the people from ActewAGL

David Ellery Quite a buzz at $30 million substation opening.


Ralph Bain's many gifts remembered

David Ellery Long-time ABC and federal parliamentary announcer Ralph Bain is one of the few journalists who could claim expertise in fields as diverse as cooking, social etiquette and the motor car.

A weekend in your suburb: 36 hours in Murrumbateman


David Ellery I first discovered Murrumbateman by happy accident shortly after being offered employment here in late 2010.

War Memorial homes in on role of animals in war

Brendan Nelson releases a pidgeon in front of the War Memorial.

David Ellery The expression ''never work with children and animals'' was given a serious workout at the Australian War Memorial on Friday afternoon when officials called a press conference to promote Sunday's...

Canberra motorists claim they are kept in dark on CTP savings

Juan Rodriguez of Florey is concerned how much his rego cost for a Kia Cerato.

David Ellery Compulsory third party insurance changes have failed to save most motorists a cent.

Storm brews as Tarago wind farm protesters rally

Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate once a protest committee is formally established next Tuesday.

David Ellery Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate.

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Time for hot rods to Kruse into Queanbeyan

John Thompson with his 1933 Ford tudor.

David Ellery Fans of films and television series such as American Graffiti and Happy Days will be able to inspect Australianised versions of their dream machines when almost 200 modified cars descend on the city...

Giddy up! Iconic Canberra merry-go-round seeks ringmaster

Sarah Mikhael, 3 rides Canberra's Carousel in Civic.

David Ellery Restoration works, the search for a new permanent operator and anniversaries have thrown a spotlight on Civic's merry-go-round.

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Celebrating Canberra's love affair with the car

Maree Randall stands with her 1958 Beetle in front of Old Parliament house after driving in the Centenary Vintage Car Rally.

David Ellery About 400 rare cars with a combined value of more than $5 million converged on Old Parliament House on Sunday.


Time lord and Tardis in residence in ACT

Roland and Beverly Inman celebrate at the Tardis.

David Ellery The Doctor is in; in Hall to be exact. And he's not going anywhere.