Killers in Eden

The story of a rare partnership between men and killer whales

By Danielle Clode

For a century, the killer whales of Twofold Bay in Eden, NSW, herded baleen whales toward the harpoons of local whalers, helping them hunt and sharing the rewards. It was a life of industry, adventure, and a strange and unique partnership between whale and man.

As fewer baleen whales frequented the Australian east coast, the killer whales and the whaling industry they had supported slowly disappeared. The body of the last killer whale, Old Tom, was retrieved in 1939 – marking the end of an era in Australian history.

In Killers in Eden Danielle Clode explores how this relationship between whaler and killer whale developed. Using our modern knowledge of killer whales to untangle fact from myth, Clode uncovers the truly remarkable history of the killers in Eden.

Paperback, 164 pages
RRP $29.95 Information on buying our books

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