Name details

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Magnetic Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 128339

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A small island 0.25 mi NE of Turner Island, lying off Breidnes Peninsula, Vestfold Hills. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Visited by an ANARE party led by Phillip Law on March 3, 1954. So named because magnetic observations taken there by J. Brooks showed the declination to be anomalous.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 33' 00.0" S
- 68.55000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
77° 54' 00.0" E
77.90000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images


©Nathan Saunders 2009
Catalogue id
IA21943
Caption
Magnetic Island, Vestfold Hills. Taken from helicopter at height of 2500 feet. Looking North.
Photographer
Saunders, Nathan

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1965

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