Dulcie is a Torres Strait Islander woman who began her nursing career at the Cairns Base Hospital and spent many years working as a theatre nurse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. During the 1960s she became involved in Aboriginal organisations, including the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI).
Dulcie was one of the founding members of the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service in 1971, along with Mum Shirl, Gordon Briscoe and Fred Hollows. She went on to volunteer and work in the Redfern AMS over many years. This included writing and conducting an Aboriginal Health Worker education program, as well as continuing to take on roles in mainstream health services. After retiring from the Redfern AMS in 2003, she became a Board Director within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. She served on state and national committees, advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and their health needs