David Ellery Google+

David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.


Pet python disappears from Canberra home

David Ellery On the day the CSIRO announced it was going to ramp up its research program into the creation of female toothless dragons, Bonner residents found themselves living in their own version of Snakes on a...


Abseilers are tackling the prickly pear problem at Molonglo Gorge

David Ellery While New Zealand's Queenstown has its adventure pursuits, it cannot match the Molonglo Gorge when it comes to outdoor excitement.


Rodin: Burghers' sorrow is NGA's gain

David Ellery Given the French government is fiercely protective about the number of authorised castings of Rodin's work that can be produced, we are blessed to have The Burghers of Calais in Canberra.


Jaunty Austin 7 Wasp a real eye-catcher on City Cruise

David Ellery It takes a lot to upstage a street parade of more than 200 highly modified vehicles.

Summernats 2014: Crowds line Northbourne for City Cruise

The Summernats 27 Street Cruise down Northbourne Avenue, Civic.

David Ellery Crowds lined Northbourne Avenue to watch the City Cruise on Thursday afternoon.

Enthusiasts rev up their engines ready for cruising

News. Summernat sscrutineering. An entry in this year's event, a very rusty HQ Holden Monaro arrives at scutineering with owners,brothers from Orange, Darin Davis, 40, left and Red Davis, 42. 1st.January 2014 Photograph by Graham Tidy of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery More than 30,000 people are expected to line Northbourne Avenue to watch the annual Summernats City Cruise.

Comments 3

Souped-up FJ a show-off for Summernats

News. Summernats preview story. An entry in this year's event, a 1954 model FJ Holden ute on a Toyota Four Runner chassis, entered by Gundaroo resident Lou Jenal. Pictured with the vehicle is friend, Brett Southwell, also of Gundaroo. 31st. December 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery This sexy beast, surely the mother of all FJ utes, will attract some serious attention at Summernats on Thursday.

Revved-up Summernats' champion Jake Edwards guns for three in a row

The highly modified L J Torana, of performance car mechanic, Jake Edwards.

David Ellery Mitchell performance guru returns to Summernats this week to reaffirm his iron grip on the Horsepower Heroes title.

There'll always be a Holden at Canberra's annual motorfest

Stephen Booth at home in Banks with his 1967 HR Holden Premier.

David Ellery With five sleeps before the curtain rises on Summernats 27, Banks' Stephen Booth will be burning the midnight oil to ensure his classic 1967 HR Premier street machine is in peak form for the event.

Children's cancer research donations filter through for others

Research money spent on cancer in children delivers

David Ellery Research money spent on cancer in children delivers ''a lot of bang for the buck'' says a leading specialist in the field.

Disability support pension 'part of the social contract'

Jacqui White of Symonston.

David Ellery Pensioner challenging the government over plans to restructure the support payment says recipients are no different to other Australians.

Tony Abbott 'breaks pension pledge' on Disability Support Pension

Disability pension.

David Ellery Abbott government appears hell-bent on breaking its pledge, a Canberra multiple sclerosis sufferer says.

Comments 39

Gary Humphries agrees that Abbott has to assist ACT

Gary Humphries.

David Ellery Chief Minister has an unexpected champion in her bid for federal aid to help Canberra cope with PS redundancies.

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.


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

Grieving parents' call to target rare cancers that strike young

News. Janey Wallace at her home in Reid, with 15 year old pet Pug, Oscar and her late son's (Lachlan) car. Lachlan succumbed to cancer this year and was a keen Summernats attendee, entering his modified Datsun 1200 ute. December 15th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy

David Ellery Canberra parents Janey Wallace and Doug Smith want a shift in the way cancer research funds are spent after losing their son.

Comments 6

New Duntroon graduates celebrate commissionings

Royal Military College graduates fall out after the Graduation Parade at RMC Duntroon in Canberra on Tuesday 10 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

David Ellery Brigadier Dianne Gallasch presided over her first graduation ceremony as the commandant of Duntroon Royal Military College on Tuesday.

TV presenter Neil Oliver comes to WWI Diggers' defence

At the Australian War Memorial's Treloar Centre, Mitchell. Neil Oliver, archaeologist and broadcaster, is to produce a

David Ellery Archaeologist and TV presenter Neil Oliver visits the Australian War Memorial's textile conservation centre.

TV host Neil Oliver turns attention to the Australian War Memorial for new series

Archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer Neil Oliver.

David Ellery Neil Oliver, the archaeologist turned TV presenter, is taking the Australian War Memorial to the world.

St Andrew's Church on Capital Hill has years left in it after clean-up

The Presbyterian Church of St Andrew.

David Ellery The latest round of renovations to Capital Hill's St Andrew's Church have cost about $500,000.

Comments 2

Shane Rattenbury claims free night rides save taxpayers money

The Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Slashing fares for next month's Nightrider bus service from $5 to zero could save ACT taxpayers money, Shane Rattenbury believes.