Sydney hotels

Wharfies at the Harbour View

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… Read More ›


Sydney’s oldest wharfie

SYDNEY’S oldest wharf laborer, who works at 91, attributes his long life and good health to “plenty work and plenty beer.” He is John ‘Scotty’ Steele, Dargnan-street, Glebe, who was born nine miles from Glasgow in 1855. He presents himself… Read More ›

Lismore Hotel, Sydney

LARGE signs in the bars of the Lismore Hotel, Pitt Street, Sydney now tell customers to move away from the bar after being served. The signs, 4ft by 3ft, have been erected by the licensee, Mrs Mary Keighery. Last week… Read More ›

Waterworks Hotel, Botany

THE Waterworks Hotel at Botany will reach a significant milestone next year when it marks its 150 year anniversay. Named after the nearby Sydney Waterworks, which was established in 1858, the little pub at the corner of Bay Street and… Read More ›