Jesuit priest excelled in academia and education

Updated April 18 2018 - 10:12pm, first published December 14 2011 - 5:00pm

Fr John Jude Eddy, Jesuit priest and historian, died in Canberra on November 6, aged 78. Father Eddy was in his 62nd year as a member of the Society of Jesus and in the 49th year of his priesthood. Born on March 6, 1933, at Cottesloe in Western Australia, he was educated at St Louis' School in Perth, Xavier College in Melbourne, Loyola College at Watsonia, Campion Hall at Kew, the University of Melbourne (where he lectured in History in the 1960s) and Campion Hall at Oxford University.

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