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Twofold Bay

Distance Travelled: 272 NM
Steaming Time: 24 Hours

The Yuin people of Twofold Bay had a unique and mutually beneficial relationship with the Killer Whales in the area. The orcas would heard migrating Baleen Whales into the bay, often causing the Baleen Whales to become stranded ashore in efforts to escape the Killers. The Yuin people believed that the orcas were deliberately providing food for the tribes and that the Killers were the reincarnated spirits of tribal members.

Early European explorers documented rituals where the yuins would “call” the orcas to drive whales to shore. Whale oil played a part in tribal rituals up and down the east coast and the yuins had a fascinating use for a rotting carcase. They would climb naked into the flesh and remain encased for hours with only their head protruding. The heat of decomposition and putrid smelling oils were claimed to cure rheumatism and other maladies.

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