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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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Volutidae Cymbiola Rutila

Volutidae Cymbiola Rutila

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Caurica

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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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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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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1970
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Conidae Conus Spectrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Four Trochidae Monodonta Labio shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Argobuccinum Vexillum

Cymatiidae Argobuccinum Vexillum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Lunella Smaragda 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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1964
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Volutidae Aulicina Nivosa Oblita (rare red variety)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Vasidae Tudicula Armigera (Uncommon)

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Aquatile (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum forma Diuturnum

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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Fifteen Bullariidae Bullaria Botanica 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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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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Two Magilidae Rapa Rapiformis shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Five Bullariidae Bulla Punctulata shells

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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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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Turbinidae Phasianella Ventricosa (multiple specimens)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Strombidae Lambis Chiragra

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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Cypraeidae Cyraea Tigris

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fiji
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Eight Conidae Conus Klemae shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Terebridae species

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Morula Spinosa

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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Cymatiidae Charonia Capax

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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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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Harpidae Harpa Davidis

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Papua New Guinea
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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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Two Trochidae Chrysostoma Paradoxum shells

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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Fourteen Turbinidae Phasianella Australis 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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Volutidae Amoria Canaliculata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Lyria Mitraeformis from Port Lincoln

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, 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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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from Maningrida

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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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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Two Muricidae Murex sp. shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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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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Cassididae Phalium Bandatum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1978
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Four Cypraeidae Trivirostra Oryza shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Black Point, Coburg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Two Conidae Conus Sugillatus 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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1970
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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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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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Volutidae Aulicina Nivosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Capitaneus

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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Four Janthinidae Janthina Exiqua shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Muricidae Pterynotus Eos shells (very rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Ellobiidae Ellobium Aurisjadae shells

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Gaimardi

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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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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Thaidinae Dicathais Baileyana (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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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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Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Dictua

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, 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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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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Bursidae Bursa Granularis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Broome

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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 Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

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New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from Shoal Bay

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Northern Territory, Australia
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