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in memory of

Ronald Graham Harris

Ronald Graham Harris

5th July 1934 - 6th May 2021


Ron passed away at Bendigo Hospital on 6th May 2021 aged 86 (late of Guildford). 

Brother of Elma, Shirley, Ron, Kevin and Leon.

Dear friend of Michelle and Wal McKendry and family.


A private cremation has been held.


An informal gathering for family and friends of Ron will be held on Saturday (May 15)

at 2.30pm at the Guildford General Store.



The Guildford Hotel (by Ron)

From Castlemaine to Maryborough we’re building a line

Through the ranges and the gorges to the great mineral mine

The long days are dusty, hotter than hell, that’s why we all worship the Guildford Hotel


The Taylor brothers camp at the face of the star

Where there are men for all nations and walks afar

It’s funny to listen to the stories they tell

Each night around the bar at the Guildford Hotel


There’s Steve, Tim and Johnny, they’re all on the go

Serving the booze and collecting the dough

What a stir they would cause if they ever did tell

The secrets they’ve learned at the Guildford Hotel


We curse at the things that go wrong through the day

Vow that we’ll snatch it and move far away

But when the day is done we’re soon feeling well

As the laughter rings out at the Guildford Hotel


On the night after pay day there’s fun and romance

It’s a night for the family to sing and to dance

You can let your hair down, come out of your shell

And do you own thing at the Guildford hotel


If you listen to the cook when the night’s getting late

She says that her cooking is the best in the state

The food is good, the service as well

It’s three cheers for Janet at the Guildford Hotel


If you think you can drink, we’ve got money to back

On stayers like Mark and store keeper Jack

And they tell me that Herman gives everyone hell

When he gets on the booze at the Guildford Hotel


When the job is finished, I’ll be on my way

Travelling up north where the sun shines each day

But whenever I wonder my memories will dwell

On those happy days at the Guildford Hotel


Funeral Details

Guildford General Store
Templeton Street

15th May 2021 at 2:30 PM

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