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Dame Marie Bashir

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37th Governor of New South Wales
In office
1 March 2001 – 1 October 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Bob Carr
Morris Iemma
Nathan Rees
Kristina Keneally
Barry O'Farrell
Mike Baird
Preceded by Gordon Samuels
Succeeded by David Hurley
Lieutenant James Spigelman
Tom Bathurst
17th Chancellor of the University of Sydney
In office
1 June 2007 – 15 December 2012
Vice-Chancellor Gavin Brown
Michael Spence
Preceded by Kim Santow
Succeeded by Belinda Hutchinson
Personal details
Born (1930-12-01) 1 December 1930 (age 91)
Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s) Sir Nicholas Shehadie
(m. 1957–2018)
Children Michael Shehadie
Susan Shehadie
Alexandra Shehadie
Residence Mosman, New South Wales
Alma mater University of Sydney
Occupation Psychiatrist
Profession Medicine and Psychiatry

Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir AD, CVO (born 1 December 1930) is the 37th Governor of New South Wales, and the first woman to hold the position. She was appointed on 1 March 2001. She was born in Narrandera, New South Wales, and later went to the Sydney Girls High School. She studied medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1956. She worked in mental health, and became the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988 for her services to child and adolescent health.

From 1957 until her death in 2018, Bashir was married to former Sydney Lord Mayor Sir Nicholas Shehadie.

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