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Sir Nicholas Shehadie a 'great Australian'

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February 12, 2018

Former Sydney lord mayor and ex-Wallaby captain Sir Nicholas Shehadie has died, aged 92.

Former Sydney lord mayor and ex-Wallaby captain Sir Nicholas Shehadie has been remembered as a truly great Australian following his death at the age of 92.

The husband of former NSW governor Dame Marie Bashir held several distinguished positions including chairman of SBS and chairman of the NSW Rugby Union.

Sir Nicholas died in hospital on Sunday night, 2GB reports.

He was appointed a knight bachelor for his service as Sydney's lord mayor between 1973 and 1975.

Sir Nicholas was appointed a companion of the Order of Australia in 1990.

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley posted a tribute to Sir Nicholas on Twitter on Monday.

"Australian rugby captain...Sydney Lord Mayor...SBS chairman...husband to the Governor of NSW Dame Marie Bashir. Sir Nicholas Shehadie was a truly great Australian. May he rest in peace," Mr Foley said.

Sir Nicholas and Dame Marie have three children.

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