Ada Mary WADE
Also known as: née Smith (formerly Pick)
Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: YesSpecial Achievements:
One of first babies baptised at Alice Springs Catholic ChurchAdditional Information:
Pioneer of Arltunga, Tennant creek, Hatches Creek and Alice Springs. Attended school behind old Courthouse.
When Mrs Ida Standley was employed as schoolmistress to the children of Stuart and matron of The Bungalow, Topsy became her assistant. Two of Topsy's children, Ada and Jean, were among the first students.
Bottrall, Jill. Centre Loses a Pioneer. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
Finnan, Kieran. Son about Mother of Year: She’s always there for me!. Alice Springs News. May 9, 2001:3.