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Dame Marie Bashir
|37th Governor of New South Wales|
1 March 2001 – 1 October 2014
|Preceded by||Gordon Samuels|
|Succeeded by||David Hurley|
|17th Chancellor of the University of Sydney|
1 June 2007 – 15 December 2012
|Preceded by||Kim Santow|
|Succeeded by||Belinda Hutchinson|
|Born||1 December 1930
Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
|Spouse(s)||Sir Nicholas Shehadie
|Residence||Mosman, New South Wales|
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
|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.
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Bashir taking part in the 2013 Anzac Day parade in Sydney.
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