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  1. Magnetic Battery

    The Magnetic Battery, Fort War or The Forts, as it is commonly referred, is a former Australian Royal Navy artillery battery in the hinterland of Horseshoe. Florence and Arthur Bays on Magnetic Island. Built in 1942/1943, the battery operated from July 1943 until the end of World War II. The remains of the facility are now maintained by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the Magnetic Island National Park and are open to visitors year round. During its operation the battery consisted of a two searchlights in Horseshoe and Florence Bays, a radar screen in the hinterland of Arthur Bay, a permanent living encampment and a Command Post, Observation Post and two Gun Emplacements overlooking Cleveland Bay. While the majority of the buildings no longer remain, the fortified concrete command post, observation post, munitions bunker and gun emplacements still remain along with the foundations of many of the buildings within the living encampment. These remains form part of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service's The Forts Walk, a popular 3.8 km environmental and heritage walk for visitors to Magnetic Island.

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  1. Magnetic Battery

    A name for a compound permanent magnet; one made up by bolting or clamping together, or to single soft iron pole pieces, a number of single permanent magnets. There are a number of forms of compound magnets. In making them care has to be taken to have them of even strength. It is also well to have them slightly separated. The object of both these precautions is to prevent a stronger element or magnet from depolarizing its neighbor. Synonym--Compound Magnet.

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