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The America Ground

The America Ground

- In central Hastings is an area covered by Harold Place, the Queens Hotel, Robertson Terrace,
Carlisle Parade, White Rock, Robertson Street, Trinity Street, and Claremont, this area to the West
of the Priory-Stream  was outside the Hastings Borough boundary and was the result of the sea
receding. This land was settled by squatters who named it "The America Ground" and declared
themselves independent of Hastings. They built houses shops and warehouses and paid no rent rates
or taxes. The borough suggested that lawlessness was rife and the government should take steps to
get rid of the nuisance.


The Mural

The America Ground 2001

Light up the America Ground

History of the America Ground



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