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Former NSW Nationals leader Ian Armstrong farewelled | The Rural



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With whips, saddles and bales of hay proudly on display, it was a fitting farewell for “warrior of the bush”, Ian Armstrong AM OBE, in Cowra on Monday morning. A state memorial service was held for the former NSW Nationals leader, deputy premier and Member for Lachlan at the Cowra Showground Pavilion with Deputy PM Michael McCormack, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro among the dignitaries. In a tribute, Ian’s son Angus spoke about his family life, including his work on the farm and his love of the regional and rural areas. “He was a man of his word, he was as good as his handshake, a true gentleman, a good bloke, a warrior for the bush,” he said. …

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