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Pearl shell

Pearl shell

Australian Institute of Anatomy Pacific Island unsourced collection
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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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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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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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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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Four Cypraeidae Cypraea Reticulifera 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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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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Trochidae Angaria Delphina

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

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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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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1918
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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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Cymatiidae Argobuccinum Vexillum

Cymatiidae Argobuccinum Vexillum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Ericanum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1955
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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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Pearl shells in wire panel

Pearl shells in wire panel

Daniel Aitken collection no. 1
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Daniel Aitken
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2001
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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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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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Small number of bagged marineer shells prior to treatment a...

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Lola Greeno
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Fasciolariidae Latirus Smaragdulus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Tonnidae Tonna Allium

Tonnidae Tonna Allium

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus Cottoni 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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Marine turtle shell painted by Natty Walsh, Palm Island QLD

Marine turtle shell painted by Natty Walsh, Palm Island QLD

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Natty Walsh
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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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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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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 Aulicina Irvinae (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Haliotidae Haliotis Virginea

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Bellastraea Sirius shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lilly Pilly, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1974
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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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Two Thaidinae Nassa Francolina 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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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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Two Conidae Conus Rattus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Two Muricidae Haustellum Macgillivrayi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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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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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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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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Bagged 'cockle' shells, part of the necklace making kit

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Lola Greeno
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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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Volutidae Lyria Mitraeformis

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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Volutidae Amoria Macandrewi

Volutidae Amoria Macandrewi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Western Australia, 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
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1955
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Nucleus shells

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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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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Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Torres Strait, ,
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Volutidae Cymbiolacca Pulchra

Volutidae Cymbiolacca Pulchra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Volutidae Ericusa Papillosa (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1960
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells

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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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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Volutidae Cymbiola Deshayesi

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Bourail, New Caledonia, France
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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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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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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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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A pair of Mytilidae Modiolus Albicostatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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