Marie Bashir

Australian governor, educator and psychiatrist

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.[1] She was appointed on 1 March 2001.[1] 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.[1] She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988 for her services to child and adolescent health.[1]

Dame Marie Bashir

37th Governor of New South Wales
In office
1 March 2001 – 1 October 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierBob Carr
Morris Iemma
Nathan Rees
Kristina Keneally
Barry O'Farrell
Mike Baird
Preceded byGordon Samuels
Succeeded byDavid Hurley
LieutenantJames Spigelman
Tom Bathurst
17th Chancellor of the University of Sydney
In office
1 June 2007 – 15 December 2012
Vice-ChancellorGavin Brown
Michael Spence
Preceded byKim Santow
Succeeded byBelinda Hutchinson
Personal details
Born (1930-12-01) 1 December 1930 (age 93)
Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s)Sir Nicholas Shehadie
(m. 1957–2018)
ChildrenMichael Shehadie
Susan Shehadie
Alexandra Shehadie
ResidenceMosman, New South Wales
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
ProfessionMedicine and Psychiatry

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

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Governor of New South Wales". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2012.