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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Medical pioneer lands Middle East contract

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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.

Lifeline booked a date with hundreds of readers

CEO Mike Zissler.

David Ellery Lifeline Autumn Bookfair organisers say they are closer than ever to reaching the magical $500,000 mark with this year's event.


Beetlemania love affair for all types

David Ellery Volkswagen enthusiasts to congregate at Thoroughbred Park for the inaugural VW Drive for the Community.

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?

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.


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.


Devil of a time for crazy critters

Associate professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Janine Deakin, holds a public lecture at the National Zoo and Aquarium talking about her research into Tasmanian Devils.

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.


Ralph Bain's many gifts remembered

David Ellery Long-time ABC and federal parliamentary announcer Ralph Bain is one of the few journalists who could claim expertise in fields as diverse as cooking, social etiquette and the motor car.


Power to the people from ActewAGL

David Ellery Quite a buzz at $30 million substation opening.


Retro right fit for a happy camper

Dave Sullivan and his Valiant Caravan.

David Ellery A sole vintage caravan was tucked up the back of Kings Park at Wheels on Sunday. It was a particularly rare example of the vintage breed.

All-abilities Boundless playground on track for June opening

David Ellery Stage one of Canberra's Boundless National Children's Playground is on track to open in June, thanks to strong community, public service and government support, its organisers have said.

Canberra boundless playground for Kings Park

Boundless project director Franco Frino, front, tries out play equipment

David Ellery Stage one of Canberra’s Boundless National Children’s Playground is on track to open in June thanks to strong community, public service and government support organisers have said.

Air Force hero Edward Mobsby honoured with US medal

A posthumous Silver Star Medal awarded at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial to the family of Flying Officer Edward Mobsby. Edward's twin daughters, Jenny Read, centre, of Adelaide and Rae Rayner from Geelong, were presented with medals from General Herbert Carlisle, left, during the ceremony.

David Ellery Flying Officer Edward Mobsby has finally been awarded the US Silver Star - 72 years later.

Airport master plan proposes security precinct

News: Generic Qantas - There are fears of Qantas job cuts at the Canberra airport. 27th of February 2014, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Ellery The draft master plan for Canberra Airport proposes the establishment of a security industry enclave similar to California's Silicon Valley.

The world's most romantic Rolls Royce to be unveiled in Canberra

News.  Ian Irwin from Flynn in his 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, he has spent 32 years restoring the car and it is still a work in progress.  6 March 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Ellery It is quite possibly the most romantic Rolls Royce ever made and it is about to be unveiled in Canberra.