DREAMY-EYED with ecstasy, wharfie Gus Girdler, of Stanmore, savors the delicate fragrance of a daffodil in the “Blue Room” of the Harbor View Hotel. His fellow flower-lovers are ex-middleweight-champion-now-wharfie Jack Haines (left) and George Olson, of Belmore. Watching the trio is Mrs. Jean Crocker, wife of the hotel licensee. Wharfies who drink at the pub have insisted on the licensee buying fresh flowers daily for their favorite bar.
– The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) Sunday 24 August 1952.