HE Professor, AC, FRANZCP
- Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Of Lebanese descent, Marie Bashir became the first woman to be appointed Governor of New South Wales in March 2001.
Prior to her appointment she was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. Bashir became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1988 for her service to medicine, particularly in the field of adolescent mental heath. She was nominated Mother of the Year in 1971. Bashir is married to Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE.
Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; The Governor of NSW website, accessed 8 Jan. 2002; http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au accessed 8 Jan. 2002.