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Terebridae Terebra Crenulata with operculum

Terebridae Terebra Crenulata with operculum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Angustata

Cypraeidae Cypraea Angustata

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 Isabella

Cypraeidae Cypraea Isabella

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Pair of Earrings made from Terebridae species shells

Pair of Earrings made from Terebridae species shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

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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Conidae Conus Planorbis

Conidae Conus Planorbis

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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Two Strombidae Lambis Lambis (juvenile) shells

Two Strombidae Lambis Lambis (juvenile) 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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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle'...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Terebridae Terebra Chlorata

Terebridae Terebra Chlorata

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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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus 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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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Galarama
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1987
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Thaidinae Thais Aperta

Thaidinae Thais Aperta

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Thaidinae Thais Bufo shells

Two Thaidinae Thais Bufo shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from mangroves at Shoal Bay

Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from mangroves at Shoal Bay

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

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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Turbinidae Phasianella Ventricosa (multiple specimens)

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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Cassis Cornuta (Cassidae)

Cassis Cornuta (Cassidae)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Comptoni

Cypraeidae Cypraea Comptoni

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Turbinidae Turbo Necnivosus

Turbinidae Turbo Necnivosus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Stadiale

Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Stadiale

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1955
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Volutidae Aulicina Irvinae (uncommon)

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 Terebridae Terebra [Candida?] shells

Two Terebridae Terebra [Candida?] shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Thais Intermedia

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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Two Conidae Conus Trigonus shells

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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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Niveum

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Piperita

Cypraeidae Cypraea Piperita

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 Terebra Areolata

Terebridae Terebra Areolata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Rabaul, East New Britain Province, New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Fourteen Turbinidae Phasianella Australis shells

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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Two Terebridae Terebra Undulata shells

Two Terebridae Terebra Undulata shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Trochidae Chrysostoma Paradoxum shells

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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Turbinidae Turbo Pulcher

Turbinidae Turbo Pulcher

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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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Lynx shells

Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Lynx 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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Three Muricidae Pterynotus Bednalli shells (rare)

Three Muricidae Pterynotus Bednalli shells (rare)

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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Conidae Conus Scabriusculus (uncommon)

Conidae Conus Scabriusculus (uncommon)

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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Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Conidae Conus Terebra

Conidae Conus Terebra

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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Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus

Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus

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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Cancellariidae Sydaphera Undulata

Cancellariidae Sydaphera Undulata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1979
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Two Struthiolariidae Struthiolaria Papulosa shells

Two Struthiolariidae Struthiolaria Papulosa 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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Cassididae Phalium Pyrum forma Ericanum

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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Cassididae Phalium Labiatum

Cassididae Phalium Labiatum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Tonnidae Tonna Hawrakiensis

Tonnidae Tonna Hawrakiensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1961
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Conidae Conus Marmoreus

Conidae Conus Marmoreus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Guttata

Volutidae Amoria Guttata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Shell

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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Strombidae Strombus Aratrum

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 Cypraeidae Cypraea Bicolor shells

Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Bicolor 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 Swanisoni Motutaraensis

Volutidae Swanisoni Motutaraensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Four Trochidae Trochus Pyramis shells

Four Trochidae Trochus Pyramis 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 Cymbiola Imperialis

Volutidae Cymbiola Imperialis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Philippines
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Balteatus

Conidae Conus Balteatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Quercinus

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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Muricidae Chicoreus Rubiginosus

Muricidae Chicoreus Rubiginosus

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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Four Conidae Conus Monachus shells

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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