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Wharfies at the Harbour View

harbour view hotel sydney 1952

DREAMY-EYED with ecstasy, wharfie Gus Girdler, of Stanmore, savours the delicate fragrance of a daffodil in the ‘Blue Room’ of the Harbour View Hotel [Millers Point Sydney]. His fellow flower-lovers are ex-middleweight-champion-now-wharfie Jack Haines (left) and George Olson, of Belmore. Watching the trio is Jean Crocker, wife of the hotel licensee. Wharfies who drink at the pub have insisted on the licensee buying fresh flowers daily for their favourite bar.

-The Sydney Daily Telegraph Sunday 24 August 1952

Harbour View Hotel Sydney 1949 anu

Harbour View Hotel, Millers Point, Sydney 1949. Photo: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University.

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