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Historic Eden

From the early habitation of the Tharwa people of the Yuin Nation, through European settlement up to today, Eden's affinity with the ocean is deep. Whales, whaling and fishing have played a large part in the development of the town. The Greenseas fish cannery was a major industry for 40 years in Eden.

Killer whales have been key players in the history of whaling starting with the Tharwa, 6,000 years ago, and ending with the Davidson whaling family. The Orcas are now returning to Eden and are part of the whale watching attractions.

Eden, in Twofold Bay, was designated a town in 1843 by Sir George Gipps, Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia. George Gipps was Private Secretary to George Eden, Earl of Auckland, Governor-General of India from 1836 to 1842 and he had been First Lord of the Admiralty.




Eden's History

Commercial Fishing
The Pathfinder Expedition
Mary McKillop
SS Ly-ee-Moon
Eden's Post
The Mystery of Boyds Tower
Snug Cove Pump
Henry Lawson
E.J. Brady

Historic Sites

Historic Buildings
Boyd's Tower
Davidson Whaling Station
Edrom Lodge
Eden's Log Cabin
Green Cape
The Great Southern
The Seahorse Inn & Ben Boyd
St George's Church
Hotel Australasia



Eden Cemetery






Endevour Ship Keeper


The Bermondsey