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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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 930

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A small island situated in the north-east part of Prydz Bay about 5 km from the coast of Vestfold Hills and about 5 km north-west of Davis. Charted from air photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). Visited by an ANARE party led by Phillip Law on 3 March, 1954. Named because magnetic observations taken by J. Brooks showed the declination to be anomalous.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 32' 34.8" S
- 68.54300°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
77° 54' 31.7" E
77.90881°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
58.5 m
Accurate to 5m

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:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Vestfold Hills Topographic GIS Dataset
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( vest_hills_gis - Vestfold Hills 1:25000 Topographic GIS Dataset )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Metadata for coordinates and origin of topographic data.

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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