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Community Encouraged to Pay Tribute to Retiring Governor Dame Marie Bashir

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Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today encouraged the Penrith community to pay personal tribute to Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO who retires on 1 October 2014.

A tribute book has been set up at the Penrith Electorate Office, at NSW Parliament House and online at

The tribute book will be available until Sunday 21 September 2014.

“Dame Bashir is the second longest serving Governor of New South Wales in our 226 year history having served since 2001,” Stuart Ayres said.

“Dame Bashir is truly the People’s Governor and a remarkable Australian.

“I also pay particular tribute to Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE for all his tireless work alongside Dame Bashir over the years.

“I was honoured to be present representing the Penrith community this week as the Governor gave her final address to the NSW Parliament.

“I encourage everyone in the Penrith community to pay their personal tribute to a remarkable individual who has served this State with distinction, dignity, humility and respect,” Stuart Ayres said.

The Tribute Book for Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO will be available until 21 September 2014 at:

Penrith Electorate Office, 510-534 High Street, Penrith

  • NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Online at


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