|37th Governor of New South Wales|
1 March 2001
|Preceded by||Gordon Samuels|
|Born||Narrandera, New South Wales|
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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- "The Governor of New South Wales". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/web/common.nsf/key/resourcesSystemTheGovernorofNewSouthWales. Retrieved 13 April 2012.