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The plaque commemorates the naming of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room in the State Library in October 2014.

To pay tribute to Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, the State Reference Library Reading Room was renamed to the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room on 20 October 2014.

Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir, AD, CVO, DStj, (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. 


Address:Macquarie Street , State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.866275
Long: 151.213533
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th October, 2014
Front Inscription

                  State Library 
                New South Wales 

    To Celebrate The Naming Of The 
  Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.

      This Tablet Was Unveiled
        By Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
             On 20 October 2014.

Mr Robert Thomas AM            Dr Alex Byrne
President, Library Council       NSW State Librarian
Of New South Wales               & Chief Executive


Source: MA
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