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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Cosgrove a constant at ADFA and Duntroon graduations

David Ellery It was a case of deja vu all over again for Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove when he presided at the Royal Military College, Duntroon’s, final graduation ceremony for the year on Tuesday.

Hundreds of cars turn out for Canberra British car day

The 1969 Riley Elf, owned by Wanniassa enthusiast Ken Lee.

David Ellery Canberra's British car enthusiasts were fortunate the capital's recent "terribly British weather" stayed away for the duration of Sunday's well attended "Terribly British Day".

Rare MG F1 features at Canberra Terribly British Car Day

Va va voom: Brian Oxley from Garren with his 1931 MG F1.

David Ellery An 83-year-old MG will star at Canberra's annual Terribly British Day this Sunday.

Arranged marriages for Indian nationals living in Australia

David Ellery Gaylord Focker had it easy. All he had to do was meet the parents. When Himanshu Jindal drove to Canberra to meet his future in-laws, he was also en route to meet the girl who would soon agree to be...

ACT Jewish Community inaugurates its first rabbi Alon Meltzer

Celebration: MP Michael Sukkar and Rabbi Alon Meltzer and his wife, Linsay, at the inauguration in Canberra.

David Ellery Alon Meltzer is the first rabbi in the Canberra congregation's 63-year history.

ORS, liquidator probe Sublime Constructions collapse aftermath

David Ellery The Office of Regulatory Services has pledged to investigate QBE Insurance's refusal to compensate victims of the $4 million Sublime Constructions collapse if it is asked to do so.

Colour blind author views 'the map that changed the world'

David Ellery Simon Winchester, whose works include "The Surgeon of Crowthorne", "Krakatoa" and "The Man With The Electrified Brain", does more than write history. He also makes it.

French President Francois Hollande visits Telopea Park School

The French President, Francois Hollande, visits the French Australian School, Telopea Park. Students sing the French national anthem upon the arrival of the president. Checking out the president during the song is 8 year old Armand Bouillaud, centre.

David Ellery The real stars of French President Francois Hollande's visit to the Telopea Park School in Barton on Wednesday were the students.

Aston Martins in town: Sexy enough for Bond and perfect for Canberra

News. Photo Gallery. A range of new Aston Martin cars are on display
at the Hyatt Hotel. November 7th 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by
Graham Tidy.


David Ellery The forecourt of Canberra's Hyatt Hotel was both shaken and stirred when a fleet of current model and classic Aston Martins descended on the city.

Canberra builder dodges asbestos bullet thanks to quick thinking


David Ellery If it seems too cheap to be true, it probably is, say experts in the building trade.

Office Regulatory Services investigates failed builder

Tanya Nguyen of Wright, front, with other people effected by the Sublime Constructions collapse in February.

David Ellery ACT Office of Regulatory Services questions QBE Insurance after refusal to pay out home warranty insurance claims.

Sydney and Emden descendants from Canberra to take part in Battle of the Cocos commemorations

David Ellery Two Canberrans, one descended from the butcher of the Emden and the other from a sailor on board HMAS Sydney, are to take part in a ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of Australia's first great...

National Archives crowd-sources data to flesh out the nation's World War I story

David Ellery An interactive website has been launched that will crowd-source ppersonal histories of the Great War.

RSL flame handed over to the Australian War Memorial

FIRE AND ICE: Jennifer Cayfe, in the full uniform of one of the Light Horse regiments, holds the Anzac Flame aloft as Comet keeps his cool amid  the fuss.

David Ellery After a month-long journey from Western Australia, the RSL flame has reached the Australian War Memorial.

Gang Gang: Pearl Harbour attack foretold in General Hideki Tojo's speech

David Ellery An Army News article in late October 1941 provided a clear warning of Japanese expansion plans.

Paraglider flight from Kilimanjaro undertaken for charity


David Ellery When I was a callow youth at my first newspaper back in the 1970s my boss had a sign on his desk (facing outwards for the edification of his staff) that read: “How can I soar with the eagles...

Manuka consultancy debuts on BRW fast starters list


David Ellery Manuka's Callida Consulting has debuted at 41 on BRW's list of the top 100 "fast starters" made public on Thursday morning.


Anzac Treasures author Peter Pedersen reveals Gallipoli insights

Peter Pederson, author of

David Ellery Anzac Treasures' author Peter Pedersen counts as one of the highlights of his life the time he spent at Gallipoli in 1990 with men who had seen action there, writes David Ellery.

ACT regulator says Sublime Constructions clients not eligible for cover

David Ellery Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, has told Fairfax it is not the responsibility of private certifiers or the Constructions Occupations Registrar to verify the information provided to them.

The top secret past of a Canberra centenarian

Victor Lederer, at home on Tuesday on his 100th Birthday.

David Ellery World War II veteran Victor Lederer celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday - and in light of his war exploits, says he is “bloody lucky” to have it made it to the milestone.