Today, dignitaries and farmers alike will gather to say goodbye to Tim Fischer.
The former deputy Prime Minister's state funeral in Albury will be a public celebration of the boy from Boree Creek and one of the country's top statesmen.
Mr Fischer, who died on Wednesday last week at the Albury Base Hospital after a long battle with cancer, chose to have a state funeral on the Border and to have it broadcast publicly for those who could not attend.
He will take one last journey on train from The Rock railway station to Albury railway station arriving at 9.30am.
The state funeral will be held at Albury Entertainment Centre at 1pm.
For live tributes to Mr Fischer, see the below blog.
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