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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Marist Brothers to leave Canberra

David Ellery Canberra’s Marist Brothers community is to be disbanded by the middle of the year following the deaths of two members.

New Minister Reverend Lynda McMinn for All Saints in Ainslie

David Ellery Reverend Lynda McMinn, the new rector of Ainslie's All Saints Anglican Church, has much in common with the spiritual home of the faith community she heads.

Vintage violin to bring back memories at Mugga Mugga on Sunday

 Jenny Gall inspects the violin of the Mugga Mugga Homestead
The Canberra Times  
Date:  10 April 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

David Ellery It was made in Italy 150 years ago and fixed up countless times since then. This weekend the instrument will be on stage at the heritage festival.

Australia and the Great War details the people, the action, the places

Jim Kaucz works on the pen and ink poster depicting scenes from World War I to commemorate the Gallipoli centenary.

David Ellery A Canberra artist has distilled the events of World War I into a richly detailed commemorative work.

Canberra Easter Church Services 2015

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David Ellery Church services for Easter

'Illegal refugee' adds his craft to Canberra

Hashmat Shafaq was a woodworker in Afghanistan before he came to Australia in 1999.

David Ellery Hashmat Shafaq fled the brutal Taliban regime and used his ability to craft wood to set up a new life for his family.

How Canberra churches will celebrate Easter


David Ellery Reverend David Campbell, the minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, hopes Canberrans will turn out in force for the inaugural ecumenical Easter service to be held at Parliament House on...

Former RSL president Ronald Metcalfe to be farewelled on Friday

Ronald Metcalfe in 2012 when he was made a  member of the Order of Australia  for his service to the community of the ACT.

David Ellery Ronald Metcalfe, who died on Thursday, gave much of his life to the RSL having served the community as a soldier and RAAF member during WWII.

Catholic Archbishop offers guidance on married life

Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Christopher Prowse  is about to host his first diocesan assembly on

David Ellery While most middle-aged bachelors would run a mile rather than offer advice on people's marriages Canberra Goulburn's Archbishop Christopher Prowse isn't afraid to rise to the challenge.

Soldier On's new Poate centre will save veterans' lives

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David Ellery Almost 200 Afghanistan war veterans have taken their own lives and another 2600 have been confirmed as suffering from post traumatic stress disorder Hugh Poate, the father of the murdered digger in...

Operation Slipper welcome home march in Canberra on Saturday

Patrick Foxley and Jamie Simond

David Ellery Squadron Leader Jamie Simond won't be one of the 2100 men and women marching in Saturday's Canberra Operation Slipper Welcome Home Parade even though she completed two tours of duty that took her to...

Medals reunited with family after lucky link

Glyn Llanwarne, left, with Allison Forbes-Rodgers, and the medals she almost lost.

David Ellery Allison Forbes-Rodgers couldn't believe it when Lost Medals Australia, a one man search service operated by Canberran Glyn Llanwarne, told her service medals belonging to her mother and grandmother...

Tribunal reviews former naval gunner Wayne Barstow's Vietnam service

David Ellery Former naval gunner seeking recognition for his actions in Vietnam told he has 'lack of independent witnesses'.

Lost uncles prompt clarification of Woden war graves repair procedures

Ron Hamilton at Woden Cemetery where the graves of his uncles Rueben Schelbach and Clive Southwell are buried.

David Ellery Canberra Cemeteries has no objection to families doing the right thing by their war dead and new information will be posted on its web page.

Rising numbers of Australians living over 100 as predicted by Intergenerational Report have nothing to fear

Centenarian Victor Lederer enjoys a glass of wine at his Canberra home.

David Ellery and Dan Harrison The 40,000 Australians expected to be over 100 by 2055 by the authors of the 2015 Intergenerational Report have nothing to fear Canberra centenarian, Victor Lederer, has said.

Chief Minister's musical tribute to Canberra's Anzacs

David Ellery WWI figures from the Canberra district were remembered at a special Centenary of Anzac tribute on Sunday night.

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Thousands expected to flock to Canberra car club Wheels day

Bob Judd with his 1989 Mazda MX5

David Ellery Buying an early model Mazda MX-5 is the best and cheapest way to get yourself into a classic two-seater sportscar according to die-hard owner and enthusiast, Bob Judd.

Birtles' Bean started a classic love affair for Sunbeam owner

Aristocrat:  King Charles Cavalier spaniel Charlie takes the back seat of Ross Merdal's 1924 Sunbeam at the ACT Council of Motor Clubs Wheels event.

David Ellery A massive 1924 Sunbeam and a spaniel named Charlie were two of the biggest hits at Canberra's Wheels 2015 on Sunday.

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Google Trekker documents Australian War Memorial in cultural project

Google Trekker Operator Richard Elwasfi, and Google Australia Spokesman Johnny Luu

David Ellery Every child, young and old, who has ever stared at the Australian War Memorial’s G For George Lancaster bomber and wondered what would be like to see inside can now live the dream.

Medals owned by head of Sandakan prisoner of war camp resistance movement Captain Lionel Matthews gifted to the Australian War Memorial

The last surviving member of Captain Lionel Matthews' underground movement Russ Ewin.

David Ellery The Japanese colonel who presided over Lionel Matthews' execution in Borneo 71 years ago was a good man caught up in a bad situation, an eyewitness says.