Point Arkwright, Queensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Looking south from Point Arkwright, 2003
|Population||273 (2016 census)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,770/sq mi)|
|Area||0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
Point Arkwright is the location of Luther Heights Youth Camp (), used by the Lutheran Youth of Queensland for their Christian Life Week Camps. It is a 37-acre (15 ha) site with 338 beds.
The headland (Andrew Petrie who had explored this region of Southern Queensland in the early 1840's.) which the suburb was named after was originally called Petrie Heads after the first settler of Brisbane
The headland being named as Point Arkwright would appear to post-date 1861 as that is the year that Lt. Heath RN named the associated headland of Point Cartwright as Point Raper. As both Point Cartwright and Point Arkwright are thought to have been named together in recognition of the English inventors, it would have to have been some time after 1861 when Point Raper was being used for Point Cartwright. The Point Arkwright name is believe to be named after Sir Richard Arkwright, who invented the machinery for cotton spinning factories.. It is not known who bestowed the Point Arkwright name as it was obviously intended to be grouped with Point Cartwright, which was named after Edmund Cartwright who developed weaving and combing equipment which compliment Arkwright's inventions.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Point Arkwright, Queensland.|
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- "Point Arkwright – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48843)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
- "The Experience". Luther Heights. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- "Point Arkwright – point in Sunshine Coast, Region (entry 817)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 20 April 2020.