Hal Holman was cremated yesterday near Beenleigh in Queensland. I was honoured to be asked to deliver a eulogy.
HAL HOLMAN lived a long and productive life and I want to represent some of that life in this tribute.
A year or so ago, his wife Jo edited and published - in a limited but finely produced volume - Hal’s memoir, The Phoenix Rises Eternal.
Hal had written the book over many years but had found that his struggles with computers and earlier editors difficult to overcome.
Hal’s voice speaks clearly and authentically from those pages, and the anecdotes emerge gloriously in all their comedy as if he himself were there.