1908 photo of Old Tom and a Davidson whaler. For over a century, orcas (killer whales) returned to Eden, NSW, Australia, to hunt with the Davidson family. The pod would "summon" the whalers by "tail-flopping" before leading the Davidson whalers to the hunt. When it was over, the orcas were left to claim their "share" and the whalers would later collect the remains. This arrangement was called “the law of the tongue”. The orcas also protected the whalers from sharks if they went overboard.

1908 photo of Old Tom and a Davidson whaler. For over a century, orcas (killer whales) returned to Eden, NSW, Australia, to hunt with the Davidson family. The pod would "summon" the whalers by "tail-flopping" before leading the Davidson whalers to the hunt. When it was over, the orcas were left to claim their "share" and the whalers would later collect the remains. This arrangement was called “the law of the tongue”. The orcas also protected the whalers from sharks if they went overboard.

The Eden Killer Whale Museum has been in operation for over 80 years and is recognised as one of the most progressive and innovative museums in regional NSW.

The Eden Killer Whale Museum has been in operation for over 80 years and is recognised as one of the most progressive and innovative museums in regional NSW.

A seal rides on the back of a whale on the NSW south coast: when a pod of whales tucked into a feeding frenzy on the NSW south coast there was plenty on the menu - even enough for a surprise guest.

A seal rides on the back of a whale on the NSW south coast: when a pod of whales tucked into a feeding frenzy on the NSW south coast there was plenty on the menu - even enough for a surprise guest.

Merimbula, NSW, Australia. *Where to go: Ben Boyd National Park (don’t miss the Pinnacles); Mimosa Rocks National Park; Merimbula Bar Beach; Short Point Beach; Whale watching in Eden.

2 Weeks in South Coast NSW - Travel Itinerary

Merimbula, NSW, Australia. *Where to go: Ben Boyd National Park (don’t miss the Pinnacles); Mimosa Rocks National Park; Merimbula Bar Beach; Short Point Beach; Whale watching in Eden.

Humpback Whale - Merimbula NSW   Oct 2011 © Chris Holmes

Humpback Whale - Merimbula NSW Oct 2011 © Chris Holmes

A project that is turning Eden’s historic Davidson Whaling Station site into a place of interaction and activity for visitors won a prestigious National Trust Heritage Award on Monday for Research and Investigation/Analysis.  The project came about through the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) creating a dynamic new plan to promote the site as a ‘must see’ destination on the south coast for both Australian and international visitors.

A project that is turning Eden’s historic Davidson Whaling Station site into a place of interaction and activity for visitors won a prestigious National Trust Heritage Award on Monday for Research and Investigation/Analysis. The project came about through the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) creating a dynamic new plan to promote the site as a ‘must see’ destination on the south coast for both Australian and international visitors.

Eden NSW ca.1930 - View of Twofold Bay, taken from Eden looking across the Bay to Boydtown on the opposite shore, with Mount Imlay in distance.

Eden NSW ca.1930 - View of Twofold Bay, taken from Eden looking across the Bay to Boydtown on the opposite shore, with Mount Imlay in distance.

Old wooden boat at the Killer Whale Museum in Eden NSW

Old wooden boat at the Killer Whale Museum in Eden NSW

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