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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Administrator puts mushrooms business on the market

An expression of interest campaign is being explored for Canberra Mushrooms.

John Thistleton Mushrooms grower calls in administrator.

Gundaroo wants Canberrans help to safeguard village character

John Thistleton Gundaroo residents want Canberrans to help them safeguard their village character.  

100th anniversary of death of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick

John Thistleton Jack Simpson, a knockabout bloke and accidental war hero, is remembered 100 years after his death.

Steve Krikonis: Melba's fish and chip man

Steve's takeaway shop owner, Steve Krikonis  has been open for business at the Melba shops since 1993.

John Thistleton When the going gets tough Steve Krikonis cooks fish and chips.

Grab, gulp and slide as a cormorant snaps up redfin at Kingston Foreshore

The cormorant flips the redfin into the air so it can swallow the fish head first.

John Thistleton Lakeside wildlife has put on a show for a photographer.

ANU scientists must win trust before building genome trail for Aborigines

Professor Easteal? said the real value of the collection would only be realised if this was done in a way which engaged the communities from where the samples were collected.

John Thistleton Blood samples from 7000 Aborigines could be taken out of long-term storage at the ANU for genome science.

Canberra Airport joins south west NSW push to seal Brindabella Road

Brian Barlin from Brindabella at the Goodradigbee River. He and others are campaigning to have Brindabella Rd sealed which would improve access to the area and cut travelling times between Tumut and the ACT.

John Thistleton Supporters of a faster route over the mountains say it will revive south west NSW and bolster case for international flights from Canberra.

Trapping, desexing and releasing solution for Griffith's stray cats

John Thistleton Suggestion for stray cats is to trap, neuter and release them back into feral colonies.

Today in history: Gundaroo dances for victory

100 years ago today.

John Thistleton The Goulburn Evening Penny Post featured Gundaroo's bush dance, 100 years ago today.  

Bush Capital's muso says girls love a man who will dance with them

John Thistleton Put down your beer, get off the couch and have a dance, says base player.

History today

John Thistleton From the Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, May 12, 1915:

Gang-gang: Mount Ginini keeps busy Melbourne - Sydney air route open all year round


John Thistleton Even in snowy blizzards Mount Ginini air navigation facility stays in touch with pilots en route to Sydney and Melbourne.

Today in History

John Thistleton Dramatic sinking of ocean liner Lusitania.

How Braidwood boy became Australia's youngest piano tuner


John Thistleton Alex Royds became Australia's youngest piano tuner, and convinced mentors you can put an old head on young shoulders.  

Diabetes dog Molly passes crucial test before going to Ainslie Primary School

Identical twins, Hannah and Olivia Weber aged 7 have type 1 diabetes will attend Ainslie Primary School with their dog Molly.

John Thistleton Identical twins Hannah and Olivia Weber will now have a new companion in the classroom.

Can Charles Sturt solve another riddle of the rivers at West Belconnen?


John Thistleton Explorer Charles Sturt solved one riddle of the river and may solve another.

Pablo Pigcasso the rescued pig moves to new digs

John Thistleton Remember Pablo Pigcasso, the young pig rescued from the streets of Sydney's west a year ago?

Whopper mushroom sparks debate over death cap poison alert

John Thistleton Going after mushroom can land you in hot water.

Today in history: Kingston traders complain of declining business

John Thistleton Deteriorating trade blamed on revaluation of properties and subsequent rises.

Chan Dissanayake's watercolour wipes away Goulburn's gloomy main streetscape

John Thistleton How a storm kills colours to enliven an historic main street.