Eden Killer Whale Museum president Jack Dickenson welcomes Sapphire Coast Tourism chairman and festival opener Bruce Lever and National Parks and Wildlife Services cetacean expert Geoff Ross on Friday.
Eden Public School children perform during the official opening at the Eden Killer Whale Museum on Friday.
History buffs: Eden’s Sister Brigid enjoyed catching up with Michael Gandon, grandson of photographer W. T. Hall who extensively photographed Eden in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Volunteers Margaret Sheaves and Beryl Gamble kept the kettle boiling for afternoon tea at the museum on Friday.
Eden Singers looked the part in new uniforms at the festival’s official opening on Friday.
Sharon Tapscott and Gordon Beattie are thrilled the festival was blessed with a sunny start on Friday.
Following a week of exhibitions and daily whale encounters,
Sapphire Coast Tourism chairman Bruce Lever gave a glowing address at the Eden
Killer Whale Museum on Friday afternoon.
He said nature experiences are highly sought by tourists
making the annual festival a key part of regional tourism on the Wilderness
The ceremony was accompanied by performances from school
children and Sing Australia and followed by afternoon tea on the museum’s deck.
Out on the water whale watchers report a bumper year with a
record amount of humpback whale sightings and good weather forecast for
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