Dorothy West went to school in Horsham, Victoria, before moving to Adelaide with her family. Here she completed a Bachelor of Arts and her teacher training. A teacher at Adelaide High School she left her position upon marriage, as was the custom of the time. During World War II she returned to teaching. Following the death of her husband she joined the Lyceum Club.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dWest%2C+Dorothy%2C+1898-/dwest+dorothy+1898/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dwest+dorothy+1898&1,1, accessed 2004-04-19.