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Cymatiidae Negyrina Delecta

Cymatiidae Negyrina Delecta

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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Four Janthinidae Janthina Exiqua shells

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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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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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

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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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Four 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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1970
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Four Turbinidae Astraea Rotularia shells

Four Turbinidae Astraea Rotularia shells

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 Ebraeus

Conidae Conus Ebraeus

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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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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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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Two Turbinidae Turbo Militaris shells

Two Turbinidae Turbo Militaris shells

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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Volutidae Melo Amphora from Yeppoon

Volutidae Melo Amphora from Yeppoon

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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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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Eight Conidae Conus Klemae shells (uncommon)

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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Volutidae Lyria Mitraeformis

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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Dr La Mont West collection
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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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Two Terebridae species shells from Lizard Island with container

Two Terebridae species shells from Lizard Island with contai...

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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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Gracilis shells

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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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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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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Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra shells

Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Six Janthinidae Janthina Globosa shells

Six Janthinidae Janthina Globosa shells

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 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 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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Syrinx Aruanus (Melongenidae)

Syrinx Aruanus (Melongenidae)

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 Textile

Conidae Conus Textile

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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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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Ten Bullariidae Bulla Adamsi shells

Ten Bullariidae Bulla Adamsi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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FourTurbinidae Ninella Torquata shells

FourTurbinidae Ninella Torquata 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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1972
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Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae shells

Eight Strombidae Strombus Ureceus Orrae 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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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Vashon head

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Vashon head

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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Cymatiidae Cymatium Aquatile (scarce)

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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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Trochidae Angaria Delphina

Trochidae Angaria Delphina

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 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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Eight Totems of Mer T-shirt

Eight Totems of Mer T-shirt

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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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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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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Two Conidae Conus Parvulus shells

Two Conidae Conus Parvulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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Volutidae Amoria Damoni

Volutidae Amoria Damoni

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1962
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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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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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Tonnidae Malea Pomum

Tonnidae Malea Pomum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Two Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

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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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from Elcho island

Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from Elcho island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Two Turbinidae Lunella Cinereus shells

Two Turbinidae Lunella Cinereus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1977
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Two Conidae Conus Lividus shells

Two Conidae Conus Lividus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Two Turbinidae Bellastraea Sirius shells

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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Three Mytilidae Species Shells

Three Mytilidae Species Shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1982
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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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1964
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Walkeri Contineus

Cypraeidae Cyraea Walkeri Contineus

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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Melo Amphora (Volutidae)

Melo Amphora (Volutidae)

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 Terebridae Hastula Strigilata shells with container

Two Terebridae Hastula Strigilata shells with container

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

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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