Before European settlement in the 1830s, there were sandhills running for many kilometres along the Adelaide coastline. These had a scattered covering of native shrubs and grasses. At Henley South, these high sandhills separated the beach from the low-lying, swampy inland Reedbeds area – and had been the traditional lands of the Kaurna people for thousands of years before European settlement.
The introduction of the electric tram to Henley in 1909 was followed by land sales in the elevated dunes – and Seaview Road and the Esplanade became desirable places to live.
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