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Maree Beverley Fish OAM

Maree Beverley Fish OAM

Member 1993

b. 23 January 1963

Maree first played representative hockey for Tasmania in the under 16 team in 1977 and even at this early stage of her career she had a burning ambition to play for her country.

Progressing through the junior ranks she played in the senior state team in 1983 and was Tasmania's top goalkeeper until her retirement in 1991. She played 80 senior games for Tasmania.

Selected in an Australian touring team in 1985, Maree played her first international game against Germany. She remained in the Australian side until her retirement, playing in 43 test matches, including the 1988 Olympic Games, two World Cups and two Champions Trophy Tournaments.

In an outstanding hockey career spanning seventeen years Maree reached the highest point of her playing days when she won a gold medal as goalkeeper in the victorious Australian Women's Hockey team at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. This was the first gold medal won by an Australian hockey team at Olympic Games level.

For her services to hockey, Maree received an Order of Australia Medal in the 1989 Queen's Birthday Honours list.