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Conidae Conus Omaria

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Fiji
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Cymatiidae Turritriton Tabulatus

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1955
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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Leseuri

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Charonia Rubicunda

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Haliotidae Haliotis Cyclobates

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Conidae Conus Dorreensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra 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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1970
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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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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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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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Volutidae Amoria Grayi

Volutidae Amoria Grayi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Marginellidae Australis Australia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Muricidae Murex Acanthostephes shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Conidae Conus Geographus

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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Vasidae Altivasum Flindersi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Broome

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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Volutidae Ericusa Sericata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Tonnidae Tonna Chimensis

Tonnidae Tonna Chimensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1963
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Three Fasciolariidae Peristernia Incarnata shells (uncommon)

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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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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Volutidae Cottonia Nodiplicata

Volutidae Cottonia Nodiplicata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Casmaria Erinaceus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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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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Four Janthinidae Janthina Exiqua shells

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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Volutidae Amoria Keatsiana (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Cymatiidae Distoriso Anus

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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Walkeri Contineus

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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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Conidae Conus Anemone

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Dicathais Textilosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Histrio

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1960
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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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Four Potamididae Terebralia Palustris 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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Thaidinae Drupa Grossularia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Cancellariidae Nevia Spirata shells from Cape Leeuwin

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Muricidae Chicoreus Torrefactus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Australis Australia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Six Conidae Conus Coronatus shells

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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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Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Turbinidae Euniella Gruneri

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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1982
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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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Strombidae Strombus Aratrum

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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Haliotidae Haliotis Conicopora

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Volutidae Ternivoluta Studeri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Vashon head

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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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Volutidae Zebramoria Zebra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shellsfrom Aerodrome Beach

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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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Two Potamididae Pyrazus Ebeninus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Vasidae Vasum Turbinellum

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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Muricidae Hexaplex Stainforthii shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Harpidae Harpa Davidis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Cypraeidae Cypraea Caputserpentis

Cypraeidae Cypraea Caputserpentis

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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Three Bullariidae Bulla Punctulata shells

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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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