Eden Killer Whale Museum
Old Tom Tom
Eden's Killer Whales



At times the pod numbered up to 36. However with few records available we only have names for 21 of the killer whales that were recognisable and known by name.
Cooper Cooper Hooky's sub-pod is the only one where the members are known for certain. The other pods are probabilities based on research. It is unknown why Cooper's sub-pod had all left by 1912. However it is assumed that the decline in number of their main source of food (migrating baleen whales) led to their departure from the area.
Hooky  Hooky
Stranger
1840's - 1907
Pod Leader until 1907
Sub-pod Leader of: 
Typee
1840's - 1901
Youngster
Present in 1900s 
Jackson
Had left Eden by 1912 
Brierly
1899 - 1912 
Sharkey
No dates
Montague
No dates 
Hooky
1850's - 1926
Pod Leader 1907 - 1926
Sub-pod Leader of: 
Tom
1870's - 1930 
Humpy
1870's - 1920's 
Big Ben
1860's - early 1900's 
Young Ben
Had left Eden by 1912 
Charlie Adgery
Had left by 1923
Kinscher
Had left by 1923 
Cooper
1850's - 1900's
 
Sub-pod Leader of: 
Albert
Late 1800's - left by 1912
Big Jack
Late1800's - left by 1912 
Jimmy
Late 1800's left by 1912
Little Jack
Early 1900's - left by 1912 
Skinner
Early 1900's - left by 1912 
Walker
Early 1900's - left by 1912 
Humpy  Humpy
Jackson  Jackson
Typee  Typee
In the early years of Eden whaling in the 1840s there were reportedly around 50 killers spread through 3 main pods. All three pods cooperated together. One pod stationed far out to sea would drive whales in towards the coast, another pod would attack the whale and another pod would be stationed ahead of the whale in case it broke loose.