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Marie Bashir

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Marie Bashir
37th Governor of New South Wales
Assumed office
1 March 2001
Premier Bob Carr
Morris Iemma
Nathan Rees
Kristina Keneally
Barry O'Farrell
Preceded by Gordon Samuels
Personal details
Born Narrandera, New South Wales
Occupation Psychiatrist

Marie Bashir 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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