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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gallipoli lifeboat in starring role again

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.

RAAF's Mobsby gets his US Air Force Silver Star 72 years late

Mobsby's plane taking off from Seven Mile Air Base on July 2, 1942- 22 days before the plane was shot down in flames.

David Ellery An Australian RAAF officer, recommended for the American Silver Star in August 1942, is to be honoured in Canberra on Friday, 72 years after he and the US air crew members with whom he fought died.

Professor Chris Parish named 2014 Canberra citizen of the year

Canberra Citizen of the Year, Professor Chris Parish (right) with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery The head of the Australian National University's Cancer and Vascular Biology Group Chris Parish is Canberra's 2014 citizen of the year.

Centenary Column unfinished business for ACT

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.

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.

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.

Patrick McCartney launches online petition to retain access to AIS sauna

Patrick McCarthy outside the AIS.

David Ellery A Canberra PhD student has launched a social media campaign to keep the sauna at the AIS open to the public.