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Volutidae Volutoconus Bednalli (Rare)

Volutidae Volutoconus Bednalli (Rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearheads
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Rubecula

Cymatiidae Cymatium Rubecula

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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Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Punctisligata

Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Punctisligata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1965
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Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

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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Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae 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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Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Haliotidae Haliotis Ruber

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Shark.

Shark.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tarunga
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1969
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Gove Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Terebridae Terebra Felina shells

Two Terebridae Terebra Felina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Prau

Prau

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nagingapa Naminyamanja
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1969
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Volutidae Alcithoe Hedleyi (rare)

Volutidae Alcithoe Hedleyi (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) and Yirritya animals.

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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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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painting depicts a tall rectangular object, outlined in red with a 'spout' attached at the top

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kulpidja
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1948
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Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum

Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1978
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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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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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NineteenJanthinidae Janthina Janthina shells

NineteenJanthinidae Janthina Janthina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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 Muricidae Poirieria Zelandica shells

Two Muricidae Poirieria Zelandica shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Ericusa Fulgetrum Dictua

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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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Co...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Painting depicts six fish surrounded by lines of palm trees and rocks

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jack Maranguida
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1969
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Shell

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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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Four Turbinidae Astraea Stellaris shells

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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Vitellus

Cypraeidae Cypraea Vitellus

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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Five Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Five Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Cymatiidae Gelagna Succincta (rare)

Cymatiidae Gelagna Succincta (rare)

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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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Mappa shells (uncommon)

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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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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Trochidae Angaria Delphina

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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Four Cypraeidae Trivirostra Oryza shells

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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Cypraeidae Cypraea Caurica

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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Fifteen Bullariidae Bullaria Botanica shells

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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Three Mytilidae Species Shells

Three Mytilidae Species Shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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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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Two Muricidae Euphyllon Cervicornus shells

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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Two Muricidae Pterynotus Triformus shells

Two Muricidae Pterynotus Triformus 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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1981
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Volutidae Vountoconus Grossi (Rare)

Volutidae Vountoconus Grossi (Rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Fasciolariidae Pleuroploca Australiasia shells

Two Fasciolariidae Pleuroploca Australiasia 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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1966
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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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Cymatiidae Cymatium Gutturnium

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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Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Two Muricidae Chicoreus Cornucervi shells with opercula

Two Muricidae Chicoreus Cornucervi shells with opercula

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 Pulicarius

Conidae Conus Pulicarius

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Philippines
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Dicathais Textilosa

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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Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum from Port Essington

Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum from Port Essington

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Essington, Coburg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Five Bullariidae Bulla Punctulata shells

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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