Photos taken at Eden Killer Whale Museum on NSW South Coast

 

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Skull of Old Tom, famous leader of a pack of killer whales who helped whalers in Eden harpoon other whale species such as the baleen whales.  This is the only recorded instance in history.  His teeth on the lower left jaw are worn down from grabbing the whalers’ ropes.  His skeleton is in the Eden Killer Whale Museum.  The whalers gave the killer whales the tongue of the harpooned whales as a reward.

 

http://killerwhalemuseum.com.au/

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Humpback whale’s lower jawbones
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Old whaling boat

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Australia is now an anti-whaling nation, and Eden was named the world’s number one place to watch humpback whales migrating by National Geographic in 2014.

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Inside of old whaling boat from early days of whaling in Eden

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Lovely old tourist poster of T.S.S. Merimbula

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Another early whaling boat.

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View from Eden Killer Whale Museum Lighthouse

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The sun valve used in lighthouses from 1900s – 1960s.  It earned its inventor Gustaf Dalen the 1912  Nobel Prize in physics.  This one was in the museum.
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Photos taken on a recent trip to the Sapphire Coast, NSW

Here are some of the photos I took on a recent bus trip to the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales with some Probus friends.  We stayed in beautiful Eden and visited Tilba Tilba, Mallacoota, Merimbula, Narooma, Bega Cheese Factory and ate and drank far too much.  The area we visited on the South Coast of New South Wales (known as the Sapphire Coast) is really beautiful, and on a day trip on the water at Eden we saw a dolphins, a seal and a fairy penguin.  We also visited a winery in Central Tilba.  These photos are from Central Tilba, a lovely little heritage listed historic village with a small, (approximately 100) and very artistic population.  Hope you enjoy these memories.

 

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This old bed and breakfast in the historic, heritage listed village of Tilba is for sale.
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Another of the historic and quaint shops of Tilba.
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A glimpse of the views from Tilba.  The country is green with rolling hills and volcanic mountains.
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One of our group on the retro lounge in the old lolly shop at Tilba.
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A plea on the local community hall in Tilba.
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Another view of the winery.
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Small winery in mountains of Tilba Tilba where we had a delicious ploughman’s lunch with local wine.

http://www.tilba.com.au/