Barney Point, Queensland

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Barney Point
GladstoneQueensland
StateLibQld 1 242083 Barney Point Beach, Gladstone, 1937-1938.jpg
Beach at Barney Point Beach, circa 1937
Barney Point is located in Queensland
Barney Point
Barney Point
Coordinates 23°50′47″S 151°15′58″E / 23.84639°S 151.26611°E / -23.84639; 151.26611Coordinates: 23°50′47″S 151°15′58″E / 23.84639°S 151.26611°E / -23.84639; 151.26611
Population 1,156 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4680
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Gladstone
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Barney Point:
Callemondah Gladstone Harbour Gladstone Harbour
Gladstone Central Barney Point Gladstone Harbour
South Gladstone South Trees South Trees

Barney Point is a beachside suburb of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia within the local government area of Gladstone Region.[2] In the 2011 census, Barney Point had a population of 1,156 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Barney Point is bounded by the Coral Sea to the north and east and the railway line to the port on the west. The northern part of the suburb is industrial, being port facilities. The southern part of the suburb is residential with a sandy beach and parkland by the sea.

History[edit]

The area takes its name from the local headland Barney Point, which in turn was named in honour of George Barney (1792-1862), a soldier and engineer, and Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of North Australia 1846-1847.[2]

A post office was opened on 1 September 1954 and closed on 8 March 1966.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Barney Point has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Barney Point, but primary schools are available in the neighbouring suburbs of Gladstone Central and South Gladstone and a secondary school is located in West Gladstone approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away.[5]

Attractions[edit]

The Gladstone Maritime Museum presents maritime history of Port Curtis and the discovery, exploration and settlement of the region. It is located at 1 Francis Ward Drive (23°50′03″S 151°15′38″E / 23.83413°S 151.26055°E / -23.83413; 151.26055 (Gladstone Maritime Museum)).[6]

Amenities[edit]

The Yaralla Sports Club at the corner of Bell and Wood Streets (23°51′20″S 151°16′17″E / 23.85560°S 151.27144°E / -23.85560; 151.27144 (Yaralla Sports Club)) was first established in 1966 and provides sporting facilities, meals and entertainment. There is an on-site hotel. The club provides training and apprenticeships in tourism and hospitality through the Central Queensland Tourism and Hospitality Academy.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Barney Point (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Barney Point". Place name details. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Friend Park and Graves (entry 16104)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gladstone Maritime Museum". The Gladstone Region. Gladstone Regional Council. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Our History". Yaralla Sports Club. Yaralla Sports Club. Retrieved 22 June 2014.