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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Qbn wants clarity on brimming Googong

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

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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.

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Beetlemania love affair for all types

David Ellery Volkswagen enthusiasts to congregate at Thoroughbred Park for the inaugural VW Drive for the Community.

Lifeline booked a date with hundreds of readers

David Ellery Lifeline Autumn Bookfair organisers say they are closer than ever to reaching the magical $500,000 mark with this year's event.

Exotic Italian beauties come out to play - rain or shine

The boys couldn't resist this 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal. It is considered one of the most beautiful automotive designs ever.

David Ellery Hundreds of Italian exotic car owners put their polished treasures on show.

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Yacht Club backs Communities@Work with new regatta

David Ellery Did you know Canberra is home to what is probably the largest inland yacht club in Australia?

Gallipoli lifeboat in starring role again

The steel lifeboat from HMT Ascot used in the landings at Gallipoli by 13 Battalion AIF is installed in the refurbished First World War gallery at the Australian War Memorial.

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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Devil of a time for crazy critters

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.

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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.

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Power to the people from ActewAGL

David Ellery Quite a buzz at $30 million substation opening.

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Retro right fit for a happy camper

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.