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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells from Troughton Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Terebridae Terebra Guttata

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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Cancellariidae Nevia Spirata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1959
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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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Two Thaidinae Purpura Aperta 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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1980
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Cymatiidae Charonia Rubicunda

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Cypraeidae Cyraea Moneta

Cypraeidae Cyraea Moneta

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Two Ellobiidae Ellobium Aurisjadae shells

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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Volutidae Alcithoe Arabica

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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Thaidinae Dicathais Baileyana (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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1972
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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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Four Turbinidae Subninella Undulata 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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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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Cymatiidae Septa Partenopea

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1966
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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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Struthiolariaiidae Struthiolaria Papulosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Waipu, North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Marginellidae Austroginella Muscaria

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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

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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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Four Turbinidae Subninella Undulata 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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Cymatiidae Cymatiella Leseuri

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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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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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A pair of Mytilidae Species Shells from Kurnell

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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Haliotidae Haliotis Asinina from Thomas Bay

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Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1984
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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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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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1984
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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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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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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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Volutidae Swanisoni Motutaraensis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Volutidae Amoria Jawrachi

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Pair of Earrings made from Terebridae species shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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Volutidae Aulicina Nivosa Oblita (rare red variety)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A pair of Mytilidae Perua Canaliculatus Shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Two Muricidae Murex sp. shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Island, New Zealand
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Haliotidae Haliotis Emmae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1976
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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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Two Conidae Conus Sugillatus 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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1970
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Twelve Strombidae Strombus Campbelli 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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1970
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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Terebridae Terebra Crenulata

Terebridae Terebra Crenulata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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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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Haliotidae Haliotis Asinina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Tonnidae Tonna Perdix

Tonnidae Tonna Perdix

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Biak, Schouten Islands, Papua, Indonesia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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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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Thaidinae Drupa Morum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Cassididae Phalium Bandatum

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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Cymatiidae Cabestana Spengleri

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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Terebridae Terebra Chlorata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1983
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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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Thaidinae Thais Aperta

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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Two Terebridae Duplicaria Evoluta shells

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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