BEVERIDGE, ADA (1875-1964), Country Women's Association leader, was born on 15 February 1875 at Townsville, Queensland, third child of Frederick Joshua Wathen Beardmore, commission agent, and his wife Emily Anne, née Commins, both from New South Wales. Educated at Sydney Girls' High School (on a scholarship) and the University of Sydney (B.A., 1896), Ada graduated with first-class honours in English and became a schoolteacher. On 20 January 1904 at St James's Anglican Church, Croydon, she married a grazier James William Caldwell Beveridge. She settled into country life at the family property, Tenandra Park, Gundagai, and later moved to Billabong station near Junee.
After raising two sons (born in 1906 and 1908), Mrs Beveridge began to devote considerable time to organizations that aimed to improve the welfare of women. With her connexion Jessie Sawyer, she joined the Country Women's Association of New South Wales soon after its ...Read more at the source website