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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra to host international landscape architecture conference

David Ellery Well-crafted landscapes large and small made Canberra the obvious venue for an international design congress to be held here in 2016, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects vice -president,...

Tuggeranong trade training centre opens doors


David Ellery An $8.1 million public schools trade training centre in Tuggeranong is to begin operation when school resumes on Monday.

Duntroon: The class of 1914

Anzac Duntroon
Group portrait of Lieutenant Cyril Albert?Clowes?(left), his?brother?Lieutenant Norman?Clowes (right) and E.L Vowles who later became Duntroon's commandant from 1945 to 1948.

David Ellery They were the first class of cadets to pass through the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Duntroon: The class of 2014

(L-R) Staff Cadets, Steph Costa (F89 Minimi light support weapon), Russell Brien (66mm short range anti armor weapon), Jamie-Lee Britt (F88 steyr rifle) and Lachlan Findlay (f88 with grenade launcher attachement) at the RMC Duntroon grenade training range.

David Ellery Lachlan, Steph, Jamie-Lee and Russell, part of the latest intake at Duntroon, are articulate, hard-working, clever and fit – qualities they share with the Royal Military College's class of 1914.

US alliance overcharges and under-delivers, says ANU's Mike McKinley

Australia's allegiance with the United States overcharges and under delivers said senior ANU academic,

David Ellery Australia's alliance with the United States overcharges and under-delivers, Australian National University academic Dr Mike McKinley says.

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Another 30 grand and Canberra's 6029 will do the locomotion

The Canberra Railway Museum Easter steamfest.

David Ellery A band of steam railway enthusiasts working out of the Canberra Railway Museum say they are just weeks away from recommissioning the largest steam engine ever to ride Australian rails - if they can...

Crowds build as thousands to flock to Canberra's National Folk Festival

Sara Lee, of Byron Bay, selling her handmade marionettes at

David Ellery Crowds were building at the National Folk Festival at Epic on Thursday afternoon as the clock slowly moved towards 7pm and the opening concert of this year’s 48th event.

ACT Christian leaders turn minds to society's most vulnerable


David Ellery Asylum seekers, vandalism and the royals are just some of the subjects on the minds of Canberra's Christian leaders this Easter.

Magical festival show just child's play

Michael and Keren Peter with the Ladybug Express.?

David Ellery The National Folk Festival is not just a studiously serious affair targeted at the grown-ups.

2014 Canberra marathon not lonely for long distance runners

Canberra Running Festival.
Start of the 10km
Filed: Saturday, 12 April 2014 7:14:48 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


David Ellery It's highly unlikely Alan Sillitoe would have called his most famous work The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner if he had attended a Canberra Marathon.

Canberra Marathon winner Samuel Gebremichael aims for Olympics

Winner, Samuel Gebremichael. April 13th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Ellery The main thing on the mind of Canberra Marathon winner Samuel Woldeamanuel Gebremichael during his long hours of training is the Olympics.

Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra Marathon.

David Ellery Ethiopian Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael has won the men's race in The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon and Kirsten Molloy has crossed the line first in the women's race.

Meet Bryce England, SnowyHydro Southcare helicopter tweeting pilot

David Ellery Bryce England, SnowyHydro Southcare's tweeting helicopter pilot, has always had a passion for photography.

Qbn wants clarity on brimming Googong

Scenes from the Queanbeyan floods in 2010.

David Ellery Queanbeyan representatives are to meet ACTEW Water officials next month to find out what is happening with proposals raised more than three years ago to reduce the water level in Googong Dam in a bid...

A mate and a son, honoured forever as VC installed in Hall of Valour

Cameron Baird

David Ellery Posthumous Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Cameron Baird initially refused the Medal for Gallantry he was awarded for service in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, his father, Doug Baird, said.

Cotter Dam is filling Canberra with drought confidence

Actew's Chris Webb looks out from the Cotter Dam wall. The water is currently at 47%.

David Ellery The equivalent of 150% the capacity of the original Cotter Dam has been added to the ACT's water reserves in the past 10 days.

Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service places to be released with high ACT ratio

David Ellery Canberrans have outperformed the rest of Australia in the ballot for places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Medical pioneer lands Middle East contract

Horror car crashes (Thumbnail)

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.