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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Ex-public servant Robert Crick explores the world by motorbike at 71

David Ellery An unexpected retirement, the failure of his marriage and the desire to try something new gave Stirling's Robert Crick the means, motive and opportunity to embark on a remarkable two-wheeled odyssey...

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.

Focus on the big picture thinking a welcome change

David Ellery The Canty family of Torrens has a lot riding on what has been billed as the most significant ACT budget in decades.

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.

Apia lifts cut-off for CTP rebate

An APIA Insurance Ad.

David Ellery Apia has lifted the cut-off age for eligibility for its $75 good driver rebate in the ACT from 69 to 79.

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.

Duntroon: The class of 1914

Anzac Duntroon
Group portrait of Lieutenant Cyril Albert?Clowes?(left), his?brother?Lieutenant Norman?Clowes (right) and E.L Vowles who later became Duntroon's commandant from 1945 to 1948.

David Ellery They were the first class of cadets to pass through the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Police deny inaction on car fire bombings

Ray Whitehead's looks into the melted remains of the interior of his son's holden commodore that was firebombed Isabella Plains.

David Ellery ACT Policing has defended its decision not to make public the fire bombing of a car outside a townhouse in Isabella Plains that hospitalised a Cromwell Circuit resident at 2am on Saturday.

Firebomb victim unhappy with ACT police


David Ellery Monday's report of ACT Policing's apparent lack of action over a shotgun attack on a car at Kambah just after Christmas was ''deja vu all over again'' for Curtin nurse Anne Duffy.

Car firebombings hurt people, ruin lives, says victim

\Mark Zezulka, a resident in Chisholm, Canberra had his car fire bombed last year.

David Ellery Chisholm's Mark Zezulka wants the ''idiots'' set people's cars alight for fun to realise their pranks are not victimless crimes.

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John's journeys are all about his passion

Speleologist (the study of caves), John Dunkley, has been awarded an AM. Pictured at Mt Taylor reserve. 
24 Jan 2013
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


David Ellery P earce's John Dunkley is the type of teacher we all wish we'd had at school. The retired educator, who turns 70 this year, has a passion for life and a curiosity about the world around him that...

Lost in Transit: luxury road trip awaits

Tam and Jackie Kelly with their 1974 Ford Transit Camper Van.

David Ellery Great Scots Tam and Jackie Kelly are the envy of grey nomads and wannabe around-Australia tripsters everywhere with their immaculate 1974 Ford Transit motorhome.

ACT vulnerable to potential uni cuts


David Ellery The Gonski reforms were never going to bring large sums of money to the ACT, chief minister Katy Gallagher says.

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Sword of Gallipoli: the mystery and the myth

Eureka stockade

David Ellery Was the Eureka sword of rebel leader Peter Lalor used decades later by his grandson against the Turkish at Gallipoli?

Veterans back reinvigorated Anzac Day

News:  Photos and the names of places Australian Forces have served are projected onto the Australian War Memorial on ANZAC Day.  25 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Ellery War veterans and stakeholders have given a big thumbs up to the first Canberra Anzac Day commemoration to be conducted on newly appointed Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson’s watch.

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New life for AWM services

David Ellery War veterans and stakeholders have given a big thumbs up to the first Canberra Anzac Day commemoration to be conducted on the watch of the newly appointed Australian War Memorial director, Dr Brendan...

Military, PS take the most honours

OAM medal.

David Ellery Soldiers and public servants have scored the lion's share of Queen's Birthday honours for ACT and Queanbeyan residents.

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Saga of renovation with no end in sight

A neglected and unfinished home in Yambina Crescent, Warramanga, much to the ire of immediate neighbour, Wayne Mitchell.

David Ellery An elderly Canberra couple would rather see their Waramanga home sold out from under them than comply with court orders issued nine years ago to end a building saga that dates back to before the...

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Six decades after fighting in Korea, three men will make their return

William Monaghan and Derek Roylance.

David Ellery Three Cold War warriors from the ACT and Queanbeyan are returning to South Korea later this month.

Extension saga couple allegedly owe council $450K

Photos from the Gerondal's Bingie property

David Ellery The Waramanga couple at the centre of a horror 38-year house extension saga in the ACT owe the Eurobodalla Shire Council $450,000 in legal and clean up costs.