Point Arkwright is a coastal suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Point Arkwright had a population of 273 people.[1]

Geography

Point Arkwright is the location of Luther Heights Youth Camp (26°32′41″S 153°05′51″E / 26.5446°S 153.0975°E / -26.5446; 153.0975 (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.[3]

History

The suburb was named after the point of the same name (26°32′48″S 153°06′10″E / 26.5467°S 153.1028°E / -26.5467; 153.1028 (Point Arkwright (point))), which in turn was named after Sir Richard Arkwright, who invented the machinery for cotton spinning factories.[2][4]

In the 2016 census, Point Arkwright had a population of 273 people.[1]

Education

There are no schools in Point Arkwright. The nearest primary school is Coolum State School in Coolum Beach. The nearest secondary school is Coolum State High School also in Coolum Beach.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Point Arkwright (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Point Arkwright - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48843)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ "The Experience". Luther Heights. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Point Arkwright - point in Sunshine Coast, Region (entry 817)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 20 April 2020.