Dame, DBE, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
- 28 July 1901
Greenbushes, Western Australia, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Community worker, Women's rights organiser and Women's rights activist
- Alternative Names
- Bickford, Ada May (maiden name)
Ada May Norris, née Bickford was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne, where she graduated BA Dip. Ed. In 1924. In 1929 she married John Norris. From 1951, Ada Norris was involved in numerous committees and organisations promoting women, multiculturalism, children and immigration.
Ada Norris was appointed Officer of the British Empire (10 June 1954) and Dame Commander of the of the British Empire on 12 June 1976 for distinguished community service. On 14 June 1969 Norris was awarded the Order of St Michael and St George - Commanders while President of the National Council of Women.