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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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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?

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.

Professor Chris Parish named 2014 Canberra citizen of the year

Canberra Citizen of the Year, Professor Chris Parish (right) with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery The head of the Australian National University's Cancer and Vascular Biology Group Chris Parish is Canberra's 2014 citizen of the year.

Mutual endorsements are liberally applied

Heather Henderson daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies meets with Prime Minster Tony Abbott in his office at Parliament House.

David Ellery Prime Minister Tony Abbott has a prodigious appetite for work and will almost certainly surprise his critics as his term unfolds, the daughter of Australia's longest-serving prime minister has said.

The champion of just causes

Lawyer Deborah Rolfe has been nominated for a local hero award at the Australia Day Awards.

David Ellery Despite her achievements, this local hero nominee is very humble.

Annabelle Pegrum's capital environment

Forum. Annabelle Pegrum, former NCA Chief Executive and currently
President of the ACT Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of
Architects, pictured at Commonwealth Place. December 5th 2013 Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


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David Ellery Annabelle Pegrum's love of Canberra has not diminished, writes David Ellery.

Getting into gear for a Brit of a spin around town

NEWS: The British High Commissioner Paul Madden will be a special guest at Terribly British Day on Sunday 1st December . Pic shows a Jag XK120. 27th November 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery The British high commissioner in Canberra, Paul Madden, has been picked for a dream job on Sunday.

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.

Vision of our second century

Canberra Doomed Canberra

David Ellery If, as so many people love to say around these parts, a week is a long time in politics, then what will the next 5200 of them bring for Canberra?

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Canberra Holden fans claim poll position

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David Ellery Is Holden the Australian Labor Party's nemesis?

North-south digital gap will widen with Coalition NBN plan

Optic cable that was used as part of the National Broadband Network.

David Ellery Canberra's north-south divide will become even more marked if the government presses ahead with its election pledge.

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Behind the scenes: Canberra Centenary Rally

David Ellery While Woden's Nick Nowak doesn't quite qualify as a daring young man in a jaunty jalopy, he turns 70 in a few months time, the retired land economist is living the dream that inspired the classic...

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Proud to honour grandfather’s legacy

Brothers Jon Howse and Charles Howse with a portrait of their grandfather Sir Neville Howse Australia's first Victoria Cross recipient in the Hall of Valour at  the Australian War Memorial.  Jon is wearing a copy of his grandfather's medal.

David Ellery Canberra’s Jon Howse won’t be wearing his grandfather’s Victoria Cross when he marches up Anzac Parade on Thursday.

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...

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I'll show you a horror budget

Gang-gang dinkus. Illustration by David Pope.

David Ellery In addition to lending his name to one of our city's nicer suburbs, Sir Arthur William Fadden also deserves the credit for imprinting the ''horror budget'' concept so deeply into the national psyche...

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From close crop to porn prop

barber's chari seat

David Ellery Canberra's Museum and Gallery is hoping an ACT sex addict may be able to shed some light on the provenance of a recently acquired item in its collection.

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A new chapter, but no verse

Gang-gang dinkus. Illustration by David Pope.

David Ellery You must have noticed by now that the Centenary of Canberra celebrations have been suffering from a terrible lack of poetry.

Canberra not weird after all: academic

David Ellery Canberra's status as a rich, smart and intellectually vibrant city state makes it an ideal social laboratory for the rest of Australia and the world, an ANU academic believes.

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