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South East Wind and a Canoe

South East Wind and a Canoe

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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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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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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Cypraeidae Cypraea Caputserpentis

Cypraeidae Cypraea Caputserpentis

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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Nautilus shells

Nautilus shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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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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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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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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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Orion & the Pleiades

Orion & the Pleiades

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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Volutidae Lyria Mitraeformis from Port Lincoln

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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Muricidae Homalocantha Secunda (rare)

Muricidae Homalocantha Secunda (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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1969
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Conidae Conus Geographus

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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1970
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Six Terebridae Terebra Inconstans shells

Six Terebridae Terebra Inconstans 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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Four Turbinidae Turbo Chrysostoma shells

Four Turbinidae Turbo Chrysostoma shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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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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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - 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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Unknown
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1948
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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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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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Cypraeidae Cyraea  Arabica

Cypraeidae Cyraea Arabica

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 Serta shells

Two Thaidinae Nassa Serta shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Strombidae Lambis Lambis (juvenile)

Strombidae Lambis Lambis (juvenile)

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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Trochidae Angaria Tyria

Trochidae Angaria Tyria

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Conidae Conus Dorreensis

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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Cassididae Cassis Fimbriata

Cassididae Cassis Fimbriata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1963
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Tonnidae Tonna Variegata

Tonnidae Tonna Variegata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1963
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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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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Pearl shell

Pearl shell

Australian Institute of Anatomy Pacific Island unsourced collection
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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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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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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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Volutidae Amoria Keatsiana (uncommon)

Volutidae Amoria Keatsiana (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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The  North-east wind

The North-east wind

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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Unawanda
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1948
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Totem Place of Wild Honey

Totem Place of Wild Honey

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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Unknown
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1948
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Five Conidae Conus Anemone shells

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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Strombidae Lambis Scorpius

Strombidae Lambis Scorpius

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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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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Thaidinae Drupa Grossularia

Thaidinae Drupa Grossularia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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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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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Conidae Conus Textile

Conidae Conus Textile

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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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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Terebridae Terebra Maculata

Terebridae Terebra Maculata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Cypraeidae Cyraea  Ellatrivia Merces shells

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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Strombidae Strombus Aratrum

Strombidae Strombus Aratrum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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South East Wind

South East Wind

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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Mo:ta
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1948
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Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, 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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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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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Barawind.

Barawind.

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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Djabargu
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1969
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Darwin

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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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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Two Trochidae Trochus Maculatus shells

Two Trochidae Trochus Maculatus 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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Unidentified Island

Unidentified Island

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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Unknown
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1948
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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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The Totem Place of the Shark, Bangudja

The Totem Place of the Shark, Bangudja

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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Mouta
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1948
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus 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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Volutidae Cymbiolena Magnifica (juvenile)

Volutidae Cymbiolena Magnifica (juvenile)

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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