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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service places to be released with high ACT ratio

David Ellery Canberrans have outperformed the rest of Australia in the ballot for places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Minister is going places

David Ellery Defence Minister Stephen Smith, who just returned from the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore on the weekend, has continued his peripatetic peregrinations with a visit to China.

Crowds build as thousands to flock to Canberra's National Folk Festival

Sara Lee, of Byron Bay, selling her handmade marionettes at

David Ellery Crowds were building at the National Folk Festival at Epic on Thursday afternoon as the clock slowly moved towards 7pm and the opening concert of this year’s 48th event.

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.

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.

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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.

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Devil of a time for crazy critters

David Ellery Despite their reputation for unpremeditated violence and a unique language of their own that consists entirely of cuss words, Tasmanian devils get a bad rap, Dr Janine Deakin believes.

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.

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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.

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Everyone loves to find a bargain

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

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Girl's tribute to inventor set in concrete

David Ellery Defence Science and Technology Organisation building named in honour of black box flight recorder inventor David Warren.

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...

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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?

Digger remembered at HQJOC

David Ellery Bungendore grazier Bruce Hyles is not a man who takes his existence for granted.

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.

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.