- Ross and John's gastronomical Footscray tour
- Why is there no rail link to the airport?
- Call for children under 16 to be banned from quad bike riding
- Miniature houses quick, cheap and loveable
- Does this advertisement trivialise depression?
- Organ donation up by 100 per cent
- Sharp scare 'Gibbon' to Melbourne Zoo worker
- Daisy Pearce 'overwhelmed' at being first ever top women's AFL draft pick
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- mylene on Does this advertisement trivialise ... I didn't see the ad in The Age. Depressed men must favour The Herald Sun. :) more
- mylene on Why is there no rail link to the ... There's a guy and there's a deal and there's a confidentiality clause. Join the dots. ;) more
- POOR DOG on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... It was sad for both dogs, but the dog put down was the American staffy after been punched in the face at least 40 times to ... more
- Jim on Does this advertisement trivialise ... They could have at least picked a winning team to put the message out. The Demons would get anyone down at the moment! more
- Jillian on Does this advertisement trivialise ... Sadly people with depression has to fight their own personal 'DEMONS' on a day to day basis. Mental illness is on the rise ... more
- Aria Judilla on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... You're correct Mylene. Like the stupid smokers you mentioned they need to be regulated and slowly phased out from society. more
- Ivan@kinnane on Does this advertisement trivialise ... Well it certainly got everyone's attention! more
- Rob on Does this advertisement trivialise ... The lady from beyond blue who called up and said the advertisement was done to try and get men's attention, because "it's ... more
- Brian Myerson on Organ donation up by 100 per cent OTA, the Organ and Tissue Authority was established in January 2009. In Australia, for the year ended 31 December 2008 there ... more
- No Thanks on 'Cats fighting over a rancid sandwich' She's no big deal. I'm quite she there are plenty of others who could take her place. more
- Ken of Euroa on Sharp scare 'Gibbon' to Melbourne Zoo ... Wow what a story....zoo worker scratched on the finger by sharp thing! Hold the presses this is bigger than Watergate! more
- Andrew on Daisy Pearce 'overwhelmed' at being ... Poor Daisy - What chance does she have? Another first round selection by Melbourne!!!!!!! more
- Susan on Daisy Pearce 'overwhelmed' at being ... We have women's football, women's netball, women's cricket...all thriving sports for women, yet none can't get a interview ... more
- David R on Sharp scare 'Gibbon' to Melbourne Zoo ... This is news.. you will be reporting paper cuts soon!! more
- mylene on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... Dog owners are the smokers of the 21st Century. :) more
- Ivan@kinnane on Ella Hooper leaves Nine red-faced Ella was 13 when she first fronted Killing Heidi. She used to wear some provocative outfits! So interesting comments from ... more
- Ross on Rumour File: Ramping issue caused ... Agree Peninsula Ambo.Paramedics are constantly called out to attend patients who are better off seeking a GP's opinion or ... more
- Peninsula Ambo on Rumour File: Ramping issue caused ... Ramping I believe is NOT the issue here, and with all other cases in the media. The problem solely lies in the call taking ... more
- Peggy on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... The ONLY was to stop this is to punish the stupid, irrisponsible owners.You can't blame a gun for killing someone. It's the ... more
- David R on Rumour File: Ramping issue caused ... Shouldn't you be asking the Hospital staff and management why they refuse to accept patients. more
Welsh Treasure Hunters turn focus to Melbourne
In something that wouldn’t be out of place in a Robert Louis Stevenson novel, a team of treasure hunters have landed in Melbourne to delve deeper into the story of a 153-year-old Welsh shipwreck.
460 people died and around £80 million in Australian gold was lost when the Royal Charter sank off the coast of North Wales in October 1859.
Gold prospector Vincent Thurkettle has been exploring the wreck for 7 consecutive summers but says his focus has now shifted from the pursuit of treasure to the stories behind it.
"I went there looking for the gold, no doubt about it at all, but as you start finding the artefacts and the bits and pieces it gets more and more interesting and you begin to sort of morph from being purely obsessed with the gold to being interested in the people" Mr Thurkettle told Ross Stevenson on 3AW Breakfast.
The documentary team are currently in Melbourne searching for any relatives of a man named Edward Bennett after the salvage crew found a clearly engraved snuff box with his name. Image below.
"I put a piece in the Daily Telegraph, which is a main British newspaper, and this film company picked it up and said 'This is the most amazing story'," he told 3AW Breakfast.
"It picks up everything from a storm which changed weather forecasting in Britain, the socio-economic development of Britain and Australia together and the personal tragedy, the simple human tragedy,"
"So there is every angle if you like, adventure, romance, wealth, tragedy, everything is there" he said.
WATCH VIDEO: Vincent Thurkettle and Gwen Jones in the 3AW Studio with Ross Stevenson.
IMAGE: Edward Bennett's snuff box (supplied)
IMAGE: A ring from the wreck of the Royal Charter (supplied)