Nicholas Shehadie

Australian rugby union player, mayor of Sydney

Sir Nicholas Michael Shehadie (15 November 1925 – 11 February 2018) was an Australian rugby union sportsperson and politician. He was born in Sydney. He served as Lord Mayor of Sydney from 1973 to 1975. He was a national representative rugby union captain, who made thirty career Test appearances for Australia between 1947 and 1958.

Sir Nicholas Shehadie
75th Lord Mayor of Sydney
In office
24 September 1973 – 26 September 1975
DeputyBarrett Lewis
Leo Port
Preceded byDavid Griffin
Succeeded byLeo Port
Personal details
Born(1925-11-15)15 November 1925
Sydney, New South Wales
Died11 February 2018(2018-02-11) (aged 92)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Dame Marie Bashir

Shehadie was an inductee into both the Australian Rugby Union Hall of Fame and the IRB Hall of Fame.

From 1957 until his death, Shehadie was married to former Governor of New South Wales Dame Marie Bashir.

Shehadie died on 11 February 2018 in Sydney at the age of 92.[2]



  1. Sydney Radio 2GB
  2. Former Wallaby Sir Nicholas Shehadie dead, aged 92
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  4. "Sir Nicholas Michael Shehadie". Australian Government. 1976. Retrieved 11 July 2008.
  5. "Nicholas Michael Shehadie AC". Australian Government. 1990. Retrieved 11 July 2008.
  6. "Governor-General's Program – 17 May 2001". Governor-General of Australia. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009.

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