Sunday, 4 July 2010
Happy 4th of July.
The mural is based on the history of the Roberston Street area. In the 1800s it was occupied by residents living in shanty style houses who had a reputation for drunkenness and lawlessness. Hastings Corporation tried to get some control over the situation, but were met with resistance and hostility by those living there.
The occupants of the area declared themselves independent from the rest of the town and hoisted the American Stars and Stripes. Thus it became known as America Ground.'
So there you have it.........Happy Independance Day........though I don't think it lasted very long in Hastings!!!!