Adelaide, South Australia
Henley Beach jetty
|Population||5,562 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,220/km2 (5,760/sq mi)|
|Area||2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Location||9.7 km (6 mi) W of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Charles Sturt|
|State electorate(s)||Colton (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Hindmarsh (2011)|
Henley Beach was named for the English town of Henley-on-Thames, the home town of Sir Charles Cooper, South Australia's first judge. Cooper had a residence in the area adjacent Charles Sturt's property "The Grange", for which Grange Beach was named. It has been asserted that Sturt's suggestion of "Cooper's Beach" was rejected by Cooper, who gave it the current name.
The Town of Henley Beach was promoted in the South Australian Register in 1860 as being "free from all the noxious smells which have been cause of complaint elsewhere". The Register again advertised the township in 1874:
While admitted to be one of the finest in the colony, [it] has been somewhat neglected owing to the road not being made. The District Council and private enterprise, however, have overcome this...— The Manning Index of South Australian History
Henley Beach is part of Henley Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Jim Fitzpatrick and Robert Randall. It was part of the Henley & Grange Council from 1915 until the merger with the City of Hindmarsh Woodville to create the City of Charles Sturt on 1 January 1997.
Henley Beach lies in the state electoral district of Colton and the federal electoral division of Hindmarsh. The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Paul Caica and federally by Steve Georganas.
There are several schools in the suburb, including: Fulham Gardens Primary School, Fulham North Primary School, Henley High School, St Michael's College, Henley Beach Primary school, and Star of the Sea School
Henley Square is located behind Henley Jetty on the Esplanade. Other greenspace in the suburb is the Henley Grange Memorial Oval and John Mitchell Oval. Henley Beach extends the length of the suburb.
Henley Beach is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro which provides bus services to the Adelaide city centre and Glenelg. The Grange railway line was extended to Henley Beach as the Henley Beach railway line in 1894 and the extension closed in 1957. There was a tram line from the city centre to Henley Beach. This was initially a horse-drawn tram, converted to electricity in the 1920s and ceased operation in the 1950s along with almost every other tram line in Adelaide.
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James and John, sons of William and Elizabeth (née Wilson) Chambers, their wives Catherine and Mary (who were sisters) and their young families were among the first colonists, James arriving on the Coromandel at Holdfast Bay on 17 January 1837. The plan had been that by leaving on an earlier ship James would arrive in plenty of time to organise accommodation for the rest of the family, but unfavourable winds forced the Coromandel to delay its departure until 9 September. The ship was further delayed at Cape Town, partly because insufficient and inferior food supplies had brought about so much illness that Captain William Chesser (died 14 February 1840) feared many passengers would die on the voyage. They arrived 17 January 1837, around two weeks late.
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