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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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