All locations featured on this page are now annotated on Google Earth. Enabling the Google Earth Community  layer will allow access to location markers of Twofold bay and the Davidson whaling station.
Just enter  “Eden, Australia” into the search field to be taken there.
This map taken from Tom Mead’s book “Killers of Eden” shows the geographic layout of Twofold Bay and locations relevant to understanding the story.The Kiah whaling station is 6km accross the bay from Eden

The Killer whale pods would station themselves off Leatherjacket bay which is located south and outside Twofold Bay itself.
The whalers would often position a lookout at Boyd’s tower on South Head but would have to ride a horse some 4 miles- 6km to the Kiah inlet. Quite often, Tom the killer would reach the kiah mouth first to sound the alert before the horse and rider arrived.

On very calm days in a busy season the crews could station two whale boats at the base of South head in wharf like natural rock formations.
The town of Eden is situated across the bay from the Davidson cottages and whaling station on the Kiah
Boyd’s Tower, constructed, then abandoned in the 1840s as a private lighthouse for failed Scottish empire builder Benjamin Boyd was used as a lookout tower by the Davidsons. Struck by lightning in the 1860s, a large section was damaged and is missing from the top of the tower.
It is now protected and part of Ben Boyd national park.

Boyd’s tower closely resembles the Tarot card “the tower” which represents the fall of man in Eden.
Hold your mouse over the lightning picture.
The Davidson whaling station Tryworks.
A series of iron pots in a bark shed and a log ramp and capstan to haul up the blubber.
The tiny dimensions of the Davidson whaling station demonstrates the subsistence level size of their operation, where barely more than 8 whales would usually be caught per year.
Elsewhere in the world individual whaling operations could take hundreds of whales per season. The Davidsons avoided using modern technology because motor boats and explosive harpoons annoyed the killer whales.
Master whaler George Davidson’s cottage “Loch Garrah” situated just above the tryworks.
The cottage is maintained and preserved within Ben Boyd National Park.
Visitors can sometimes take guided tours of the grounds.  The interior and furnishings have been documented in detail by the website author with the kind assistance of George Davidson’s daughter Elsie Severs. Elsie passed away in 2004 and lived to 100 years old.
The township of Eden situated on middle head in the 1920s taken from a Fairey IIID  Navy seaplane.
Eden today is a delightful, relaxed and picturesque port town with ocean views and pristine beaches and forest surrounds.
It has a busy fishing industry and has many whale watching operations for tourists.
The davidson whaling station is 6km accross the other side of the bay from the town.
The town stages a yearly whale festival with street parades, concerts, craft displays and uniquely themed sporting events.
Boydtown and the Seahorse Inn.
Built by failed Scottish empire builder Benjamin Boyd in the 1840s, and abandoned soon after, now restored, Boydtown’s Seahorse inn is situated right on the beach and is a popular romantic destination and watering hole.
Kiah House and boatshed/workshop. The home built by Alexander Walker Davidson from the shipwreck of the “Lawrence Frost”.
The hub of Davidson life untill destroyed by bushfire in 1928.
The original interior plans and furnishings have been documented by the author with the kind cooperation of Alice Otton, daughter of Archer Davidson. Alice passed away in 2004 and lived to 103 years old.
The view from Kiah House, looking over the top of the boatshed out to the river mouth and the bay itself. The distant buildings are the tiny tryworks at the waters edge and George Davidson’s cottage Loch Garrah above and to its right. The small shacks at the waters edge on the right of the picture were often used by the yuin crew members such as the Thomas family.
Almost all of this area exists to this day in an undisturbed state and is preserved within Ben Boyd National Park. George’s cottage Loch Garrah still stands and may be visited by the public. A recent picture appears in the gallery.