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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
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 89)
Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s)
(m. 1957; died 2018)
Children3
ResidenceMosman, New South Wales, Australia
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
OccupationPsychiatrist
ProfessionMedicine and Psychiatry

Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir, AD, CVO (born 1 December 1930) is the former and second longest-serving Governor of New South Wales. Born in Narrandera, New South Wales, Bashir graduated from the University of Sydney in 1956 and held various medical positions, with a particular emphasis in psychiatry. In 1993 Bashir was appointed the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services for the Central Sydney Area Health Service, a position she held until appointed governor on 1 March 2001. She has also served as the Chancellor of the University of Sydney (2007–2012).

Bashir retired on 1 October 2014, and was succeeded as governor by General David Hurley.[1]

In late 2010, Mosman Municipal Council decided to name the new sports centre in Rawson Park for Bashir in recognition of her service to both New South Wales and the Mosman commun

In late 2010, Mosman Municipal Council decided to name the new sports centre in Rawson Park for Bashir in recognition of her service to both New South Wales and the Mosman community. She officially opened the "Marie Bashir Mosman Sports Centre" on 10 December 2010 with the Mayor, Anne Connon.[33][34] On 14 September 2011, Liberal Premier Barry O'Farrell announced that he had recommended to the Queen that Bashir's term be extended for another two years to 2014, which had been accepted: "Over the past 10 years the Governor's caring nature, her genuine interest in local communities and her extraordinary work rate have endeared her to people everywhere...Because of her diverse background, career and interests, Professor Bashir has given a historic and important post a contemporary relevance and resonance."[35]