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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Today in history: Gold fever in the Braidwood Independent

John Thistleton On this day, 148 years ago


Rex Nan Kivell's famous and infamous portraits on show at National Library

John Thistleton Famous or infamous people, rulers or rogues, collectors or liars, who would you choose? All will be revealed.

Today in history

John Thistleton The Gundagai Times September 2, 1930

Archaeologist's hunch and a 3D printer bring Bronze Age music to life

Billy O Foghlu with an instrument he made while at Kakadu National Park, replicated from a buffalo horn.

John Thistleton  Detective work by Billy O Foghlu, an archaeologist studying at the Australian National University's College of Asia Pacific, has brought an Iron Age horn back to life.

Calvary Health Care and Medibank heal rift over contract negotiations

Calvary Hospital at Bruce.

John Thistleton Insurer and Calvary patch up differences over insurance contract.

Lake George feral goats near Federal Highway, in rangers' sights

John Thistleton Rangers want to cull feral goats near Lake George and the Federal Highway.

Hungry kangaroos on collision course with snow traffic from Canberra

One of many dead kangaroos on the road from Canberra to the snowfields..

John Thistleton and Naomi Avery Car repairers are struggling to keep up with cars damaged in collisions with kangaroos.

Scientist challenges design of Unity Mining's tailing dam

John Thistleton A proposed huge tailings dam above a water catchment for up to 100,000 people is seriously flawed says an expert scientist.

Today in History

John Thistleton On This Day One Hundred Years Ago

ANU's radio-tracking drone can locate radio-tagged wildlife

ANU researcher Dr Debra Saunders, with Jeremy Randle and Oliver Cliff of the University of Sydney, with their tracking drone.

John Thistleton Scientists launch a nosy little drone to find nature's shy creatures.

Collector Pumpkin Festival creates recipe to bring local flavour to country markets

John Thistleton The Collector village market puts a premium on farm-fresh food.

Young scientists prepare food project for United Nations

Canberra delegates to the Youth Agricultural Summit, Gabrielle Ho, Victoria Pilbeam and Brittany Dahl, are helping solve the world's food shortage. Photo: Elesa Kurtz

John Thistleton The world is looking to the fresh views of young people to help solve food shortage issues.

Crookwell's young farmers face uphill battle to buy a farm

Crookwell's winning team at the national young farmers competition: Bec Hewitt, Jamie Boothman, Gearin Price and Scott Kensit.

John Thistleton "Blockies'' from Sydney and Canberra are making it harder for young farmers to buy a farm.

ANU's young scientists plan how to feed a hungry world

Canberra delegates to the Youth Agricultrual Summit Gabrielle Ho, Victoria Pilbeam and Brittany Dahl.

John Thistleton  Brightest young minds will tackle global challenge on food security.

Cyanide at Majors Creek gold mine poses health risk for coast: report

A box cut mine entrance near Majors Creek.

John Thistleton New report warns of cyanide risk to 100,000 people, but it's scaremongering says gold miner.

Dinosaurs bring crowds to Australian National Botanic Gardens for Science Week

Tim McGrath and son Arthur, 1, of Weston get up close and personal with Australovenator during National Science Week.

John Thistleton One little boy was disappointed not to find a Tyrannosaurus rex lurking in the trees.

Archibald Prize winner Cherry Hood fears unbearable noise from Holcim quarry

Artist Cherry Hood on her property in Towrang concerned about the impact of a near by quarry in the Vally below her property.

John Thistleton Archibald Prize winner Cherry Hood fears multi-national quarry will crush her peaceful rural lifestyle.

Water diviner Brother Clem brings security to National Arboretum in Canberra

John Thistleton How Brother Clem found water to save the National Arboretum in Canberra.

Firearm sales rise with outbreak of foxes, feral pigs, goats and deer

Braidwood Outdoors owner Steve West with a .223 rifle.

John Thistleton Gun shop owner has plenty of targets without looking for pet lions to shoot.

Bulldozer takes out 25,000 stone fruit trees at orchard over fears from a proposed gold mine

 Bulldozer operator Tom O'Brien.

John Thistleton The last straw for an orchardist who brought in a bulldozer to destroy 25,000 peach trees.