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Conidae Conus Terebra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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A pair of Mytilidae Stavelia Horrida shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Aulicina Sophiae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Notovoluta Kreuslerae (rare)

Volutidae Notovoluta Kreuslerae (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Rodney Fox
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Conidae Conus Trigonus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Gracilis shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Muricidae Chicoreus Cornucervi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pyriformis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Grose Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Exaratum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells from Lee Point

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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A pair of Mytilidae Stavelia Horrida shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Four Trochidae Trochus Pyramis shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Two Conidae Conus Viola shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Vexillum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Darwin

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Squamata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Quercinus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Four Conidae Conus Monachus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Gutturnium

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cassis Cornuta (Cassidae)

Cassis Cornuta (Cassidae)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Pfeitterianum (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Gove Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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66 Vexillidae Vexillum Jukesi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Conidae Conus Nussatella shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Felina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Melo Amphora (Volutidae)

Melo Amphora (Volutidae)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Mustellinus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Exaratum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Muricidae Euphyllon Cervicornus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Scabriusculus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans from Milingimbi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Asinina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Ten Bullariidae Bulla Adamsi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Five Potamididae Telescopium Telescopium shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Haliotidae Haliotis Squamata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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