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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Nautilus shells

Nautilus shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr La Mont West collection
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Pearl shell

Pearl shell

Australian Institute of Anatomy Pacific Island unsourced collection
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Turban shell used by Professor Graeme Clarke

Turban shell used by Professor Graeme Clarke

Graeme Clark, University of Melbourne - Cochlear Limited collection
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle was caught

Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle w...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Shell

L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Volutidae Cymbiolacca Complexa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Seven Conidae Conus Anemone shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Textile

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Conidae Conus Chaldaeus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Volutidae Zebramoria Leneatiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Ficidae Ficus Subintermedia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Tigris from Smith Point

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Five Conidae Conus Anemone shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Pileare

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Fasciolariidae Latirus Carpentariensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Strombidae Lambis Millipeda

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Bagged maireener shells after blow flies have eaten out the ...

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Rex Greeno
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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Leseuri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1982
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Cassididae Phalium Areola

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Strombidae Strombus Leutiginosus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Struthiolariaiidae Tylospira Scutulata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Twofold Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Alcithoe Hedleyi (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Cymbiolacca Wisemani

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Two Muricidae Chicoreus Cornucervi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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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 Arentatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Malaysia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conch shell

Conch shell

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Four Turbinidae Astraea Stellaris shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Volutidae Aulicina Nivosa Oblita

Volutidae Aulicina Nivosa Oblita

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Haliotidae Haliotis Emmae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1976
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Volutidae Melo Umbilicatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cancellariidae Nevia Spirata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1959
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Turtle shell

Turtle shell

Hey Family collection
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Cymatiidae Lawpusia [sic] Pileare

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Mappa shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Bagged 'gull' shells, part of the necklace making kit

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Rex Greeno
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Conidae Conus Textile

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Haliotidae Haliotis Cyclobates

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Cabestana Spengleri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Four Turbinidae Astraea Rotularia shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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