• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6144

Crozier, Dorothy Felice

  • Occupation Academic, Anthropologist, Archivist, Lecturer


Dorothy Felice Crozier studied history at the University of Melbourne from 1936 to 1940 before working as a cataloguer and bibliographer, and teaching history at the university. She was awarded an ANU scholarship in 1948 to study colonial administration in the London School of Economics. Dorothy also attended a course by Raymond Firth and Ian Hogbin on Anthropology in the Pacific.

Dorothy undertook fieldwork in Tonga form May 1950 to July 1951. She then joined the Department of Pacific History in the Research School of Pacific Studies at the ANU as a Research Assistant surveying and listing Western Pacific High Commission (WPHC) records left behind in Suva following the WPHC’s move to Honiara. She then worked as an Archivist with the WPHC until October 1958.

In 1961 Dorothy returned to London to attend the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. She lectured in History at Victoria University, Wellington in the mid-1960s, and took up a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Pacific History at the ANU from September 1971 to September 1973 to complete her work on Mariner’s Tonga. Dorothy lectured on European History at the University of Melbourne from 1976 to 1977 before retiring.


Archival resources

  • Australian National University Archives
    • Dorothy Crozier papers
  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Research papers on the Western Pacific, particularly Tonga and Fiji 1936-1977 [microform]