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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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

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.

ACT Christian leaders turn minds to society's most vulnerable

David Ellery Asylum seekers, vandalism and the royals are just some of the subjects on the minds of Canberra's Christian leaders this Easter.

Magical festival show just child's play

Michael and Keren Peter with the Ladybug Express.?

David Ellery The National Folk Festival is not just a studiously serious affair targeted at the grown-ups.

Canberra Marathon winner Samuel Gebremichael aims for Olympics

Winner, Samuel Gebremichael. April 13th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Ellery The main thing on the mind of Canberra Marathon winner Samuel Woldeamanuel Gebremichael during his long hours of training is the Olympics.

2014 Canberra marathon not lonely for long distance runners

Canberra Running Festival.
Start of the 10km
Filed: Saturday, 12 April 2014 7:14:48 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


David Ellery It's highly unlikely Alan Sillitoe would have called his most famous work The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner if he had attended a Canberra Marathon.

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.

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.

Cotter Dam is filling Canberra with drought confidence

Actew's Chris Webb looks out from the Cotter Dam wall. The water is currently at 47%.

David Ellery The equivalent of 150% the capacity of the original Cotter Dam has been added to the ACT's water reserves in the past 10 days.

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.

Medical pioneer lands Middle East contract

Horror car crashes (Thumbnail)

David Ellery A Canberra-based medical services company is bringing first-responder ambulance services to the United Arab Emirates.

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.


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.

Exotic Italian beauties come out to play - rain or shine

The boys couldn't resist this 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal. It is considered one of the most beautiful automotive designs ever.

David Ellery Hundreds of Italian exotic car owners put their polished treasures on show.


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?

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...


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.


Everyone loves to find a bargain

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