ACT News

David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

AWM director Dr Brendan Nelson with one of the Menin Gate lions.

The pride of the AWM is on the road again

They are literally the pride of the Australian War Memorial; the two stone lions guarding the entrance to the structure once stood on each side of the Menin Gate in the city of Ypres in Belgium. During World War I hundreds of thousands of Australian soldiers passed between them on their way to some of the bloodiest battles of a terrible conflict in 1917. 6,169 of the more than 13,500 who never returned disappeared without a trace. Their bodies disappeared without a trace, either blown to smithereens or sucked down in to the mud of Flanders. The lions, the last semblance of civilisation they ever saw, are now on their way back to Belgium for a short stay.

CEO of The Royal National Capital Agricultural Society Ben Copeman.

Revamped Royal Canberra Show draws a diverse crowd to EPIC

Passenger carrying buffaloes, a technology fair and a serious attempt to engage the many Canberrans born overseas have all contributed to what is expected to be a six-figure turnout for the 2017 Canberra show Royal National Capital Agricultural Society chief executive Ben Copeman has said.

Canberra Mustang club members, from left, Mick Dainer, Sue Vilardi and Dominic Vilardi, with their cars.

Mustang mania roars into life

Ford's Mustang, the first of the "pony cars" that dominated the American performance market in the 1960s and 1970s, were the dream wheels of a generation. We talk to local baby boomers about their love affair with the iconic machines.

Action from the Dachshund races at the Bungendore show.

Werriwa Wiener dash claims world dachsund record

An impressive 154 dachsunds turned out for this year's dachshund races at the Bungendore Show on Sunday. Organisers claim this a record number of the little dogs in the one place at the one time.