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Cymatiidae Austrosassia Parkinsoniana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1985
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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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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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Volutidae Swanisoni Motutaraensis

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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Morula Spinosa

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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Volutidae Amoria Damoni

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1962
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Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

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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Three Bullariidae Bulla Punctulata 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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1971
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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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Haliotidae Haliotis Scalaris

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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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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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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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 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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Thaidinae Drupa Rubusidaeus

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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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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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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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 Austroginella Muscaria

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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Three Mytilidae Species Shells

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South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Struthiolariaiidae Struthiolaria Papulosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Dicathais Baileyana (uncommon)

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Thaidinae Thais Intermedia

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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Terebridae Terebra Dimidiata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Eight Conidae Conus Anemone shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus shells

Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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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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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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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Niveum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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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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Cassididae Phalium Semigranosum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Militaris shells

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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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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Fifteen Bullariidae Bullaria Botanica shells

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Thais Biserialis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Mexico
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Two Cypraeidae Cyraea Ellatrivia Merces 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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1975
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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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Six Conidae Conus Coronatus 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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1969
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Two Struthiolariidae Struthiolaria Vermis shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Negyrina Delecta

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1981
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A pair of Mytilidae Species Shells from Kurnell

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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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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Cassididae Phalium Semigranosum

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Two Muricidae Haustellum Tweedianum shells

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Anemone

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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Perua Canaliculatus Shells

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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina from Turtle Island

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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Conidae Conus Terebra

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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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Struthiolariaiidae Struthiolaria Papulosa

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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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Cymatiidae Mayena Australasiae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1974
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Harpidae Harpa Davidis

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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cancellariidae Nevia Spirata shells from Cape Leeuwin

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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Mauritiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1975
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Pair of Earrings made from Terebridae species shells

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