The king of the killers

Updated November 9 2012 - 12:41pm, first published September 17 2010 - 3:35am
George Davidson on Old Tom's body in Twofold Bay on September 17, 1930. Photo: supplied by Jody White Collection Manager, Eden Killer Whale Museum
George Davidson on Old Tom's body in Twofold Bay on September 17, 1930. Photo: supplied by Jody White Collection Manager, Eden Killer Whale Museum
Helping hand ... Old Tom makes an appearance with an unnamed whaler in Twofold Bay in this 1908 photograph.
Helping hand ... Old Tom makes an appearance with an unnamed whaler in Twofold Bay in this 1908 photograph.

Eighty years ago this week - on Thursday, September 18, 1930 - The Sydney Morning Herald reported the death of one of the most eccentric celebrities of NSW.

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