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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Parliament House Australian-made list reveals sad story of manufacturing slide

John Thistleton Parliament House could not be built again under the 85 per cent Australian-made rule says architect and door designer Howard Styles.

Corin Dam water level reduced for wall maintenance

John Thistleton  A $3 million remediation project for the dam's wall and the road across it starts in October.

Leicester Donoghoe, last pieman of Canberra's south, leaves with tragic wish

The funeral of pieman Leicester Donoghoe at St Raphael's in Queanbeyan.

John Thistleton Leicester Donoghoe, pieman to the people of Canberra for 38 years, laid to rest achieving his final, tragic wish.

Corin Road closed for summer for work on Corin Dam wall

Corin Dam

John Thistleton Work will begin on October 7 on the Corin Dam wall.

Retired general David Morrison takes aim at Game of Thrones' blatant violence

Lieutenant-General David Morrison, retired chief of the Australian Army, at the Menslink breakfast.

John Thistleton I don't get Game of Thrones says retired general and anti-violence campaigner David Morrison.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and developer Terry Shaw launch Campbell 5 units

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and SHL Development CEO Terry Shaw look at the landscaping work at the Campbell 5 development opposite the ASIO headquarters.

John Thistleton Chief Minister says people will come from across ACT, and possibly the world, to live in the new $200 million Campbell 5 development

Brindabella Christian School wants children to get back on bikes for exercise

John Thistleton  Junior school in North Canberra wants children to swap their iPads for a riding bike.

Unity Mining withdraws cyanide processing bid at Majors Creek


John Thistleton Unity Mining withdraws cyanide proposal for Majors Creek.

Breeding peacocks rely on Narrabundah's kind neighbours for safe harbour

John Thistleton Narrabundah's hardy peacocks still rule the roost in the divided neighbourhood.

Today in History

John Thistleton One hundred years ago in The Bathurst Times.

ACT cat carer raises thousands to desex cats for owners in need

John Thistleton Volunteer carer Alexandra Craig is on a mission to de-sex kittens for charitable cases.

Another woolly merino sheds light on Yass origins of super-fleeced sheep Chris

John Thistleton World-famous merino sheep Chris has a wooly cousin, Shaun, with three years growth.

Today in History

John Thistleton On this day in 1965.

Recognition for citizen scientists who turned Canberra into a birds paradise

Canberra Ornithologist Group has scooped the Keep Australia Beautiful ACT Sustainable Cities award.

John Thistleton Canberra Ornithologists Group recognised for conservation of birds.

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.