Barney Point, Queensland
Beach at Barney Point Beach, circa 1937
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.
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.
A post office was opened on 1 September 1954 and closed on 8 March 1966.
Barney Point has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
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.
The Yaralla Sports Club at the corner of Bell and Wood Streets () 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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Barney Point (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Barney Point (entry 46720)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Friend Park and Graves (entry 601341)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Gladstone Maritime Museum". The Gladstone Region. Gladstone Regional Council. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Our History". Yaralla Sports Club. Yaralla Sports Club. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
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