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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:
- Friend Street: Friend Park
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 ().
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.
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