- 18 May 1872
Norwood, South Australia, Australia
- 20 May 1948
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Biologist and Educator
- Alternative Names
- Lambert, Ada Mary (maiden name, 18 May 1972 - 19 February 1903)
Teacher, kindergarten activist, and philanthropist, Ada Mary a'Beckett was born in Adelaide in 1872. Throughout her career she worked as a demonstrator and lecturer in biology at the University of Melbourne as well as teaching at various schools throughout Victoria. She was very closely involved in the kindergarten movement, helping to establish the Kindergarten Training College in Kew. Ada was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 3 June 1935, and had a kindergarten named after her the following year. She died in 1948 in Melbourne.