Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, 10 km north of Townsville and administered by Townsville City Council, has an area of 5184 ha of which about three-quarters are national park (1953). The balance is freehold or leasehold, mainly on the south eastern and northern shorelines. The northern settlement is Horseshoe Bay and the south-eastern part includes Nelly Bay, Arcadia and Picnic Bay.

Further Reading: 

Judith Jensen, Magnetic Island heritage study, Townsville, Council of the City of Townsville, 2002

James G. Porter, Discovering Magnetic Island, Tully, Kullari Publications, 1983

Queensland Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau, Townsville and Ayr districts, North Queensland, Brisbane, the Bureau, 1924


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