David Ellery Google+

David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gang Gang: On this day, September 11

David Ellery It happened on this day.

Gang gang: Canberra's love affair with its time machines

John Green with his 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300b that has been in the family for three generations. Photo Jay Cronan

David Ellery You don't need to buy a DeLorean to go back in time; especially in Canberra where classic cars rock.

Gang gang: It's a murder of magpies in the ACT

David Ellery It's back to the stone age when it comes to magpie management in Gungahlin

Gang gang: Romsey Quints is alive and well

David Ellery Once upon a time there was a great motoring writer called Romsey Quints. He could still teach those bounders from Top Gear a thing or two.

Gang Gang: OTD Thursday Sep 10

David Ellery 70 years ago the quickest way between America and England was in a plywood box. In early September 1945 a De Havilland mosquito made the crossing in seven hours and two minutes.

Gang Gang: Fate of Allied PoWs revealed 70 years ago

David Ellery It happened on this day

Gang Gang: Paging Harry Hockley, the hero of Queanbeyan's 1915 fatal fire

David Ellery On August 26, 1915, Harry Hockley ran into a burning house in Queanbeyan and snatched an 18-month-old child to safety. The child, Eunice Freebody, went on to reach the age of 91.

Gang gang: Simple and immediate refugee crisis response best

David Ellery Bury the dead, feed the living: The best response to the refugee crisis is to keep it simple and do it quickly.

Gang Gang: Gungahlin College superheroes rally to the cause


David Ellery The killer magpies of Yerrabi pond had to contend with dozens of colourfully costumed superheroes on Tuesday as Gungahlin College took part in an innovative fun run.

Gang gang: On this day for Tuesday, September 8

David Ellery 100 years ago the staff and cadets at the Royal Military College, Duntroon were faced with a very sombre duty. They had to bury their first commandant, Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges.

CFMEU organisers set membership quotas, Royal Commission told

ACT CFMEU branch secretary Jason O'Mara has denied there is a

David Ellery Canberra Construction, Forestry, Mining and Electrical Union secretary Jason O'Mara confirms the existence of membership quotas for organisers at the royal commission hearing.

ACT CFMEU staged raid to intimidate Canberra builder, commission told

Jason O'Mara appearing before Commissioner Dyson Heydon.

David Ellery An excited union organiser about to conduct a "safety inspection" was speaking like a man preparing to go into battle the trade union royal commission has heard.

CFMEU 'knew' of allegations organiser Halafihi Kivalu was corrupt before arrest

ACT CFMEU organiser Zac Smith at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption on Wednesday.

David Ellery Secret recordings show organisers discussing whether former organiser Halafihi "Fihi" Kivalu had been "leaning on" a contractor.

Rumours CFMEU organiser on the take circulated a year ago

Dyson Heydon arrives at the royal commission.

David Ellery Rumours a CFMEU organiser was on the take were circulating in Canberra almost a year ago union royal commission told.

Gang Gang: Kensington mystery an abortion tragedy

David Ellery Sydney's tragic "Kensington Mystery" exposed the dark side of banning abortions in 1910.

ACT Policing sends Constable Kenny out on a limb

Constable Kenny is getting his own tree.

David Ellery Let's hope ACT policing doesn't kill (Constable) Kenny with the wrong choice of tree.

Gang Gang: From Gallymont to Zeebrugge, a stoker's tale

David Ellery The most imaginative adventure novelist would be hard pressed to come up with a connection between the tiny 19th century NSW village of Gallymont and one of the most daring "Commando" style raids of...

Flying physios bring quick relief to far north

David Ellery A committed group of Canberra physiotherapists are doing the city proud with their efforts to help people on Palm Island and Arnhem Land.

Get your free Canberra bomber here! Conditions apply


David Ellery The Department of Defence is giving away two nuclear bombers which, at one time, would have cost the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Good help getting hard to find says Legacy chief

David Ellery While age is claiming an ever-increasing number of Legacy's workers every year a new generation of helpers is stepping in to fill the breach.