• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4522

Crawcour, Priscilla

( – 1977)
  • Died 10 March, 1977
  • Occupation Local government councillor, Mayor


Zillah Crawcour served as a councillor for the City of Newtown, Victoria from 1957 until 1975 and was its mayor on two occasions, from 1964-65 and 1968. In 1969 she was appointed OBE. She again served as mayor of Newtown 1976-77 and died in office. A city park was named in her honour, as was the Zillah Crawcour Hall at Matthew Flinders Girls High School.

Published resources

  • Resource
  • Book
    • Report… on "Women at Work" conference, Crawcour, Zillah, [1970]
    • Women in Australian Parliaments and Local Governments, Past and Present : A Survey, Smith, A. Viola, 1975

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Councillor Priscilla (Zillah) Crawcour, awarded OBE for community service, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

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    • Australian Local Government Women's Association - Victorian Branch (1963 - )
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    • Female Mayors and Shire Presidents