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Tom Doolan (SAC 2010) was buried from The Boys’ a chaplain of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus Chapel at the College. In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family of Jerusalem and supported the St Thomas More Society (the requested mourners make a gift in support of the College Catholic Lawyers Guild in Australia) and the work of the Bursary Programme so that a boy from a family of limited Newman Society. In 2009, he was secretary at the Apostolic financial means could have the opportunity to attend the school Nunciature in Canberra. he loved and benefit from an Aloysian education. Fr Eddy was a gregarious and extensively travelled Gifts to the Tom Doolan (SAC 2010) Memorial Bursary are person, with a wide range of friends and contacts throughout tax deductible. Anyone wishing to make a gift in memory of the world. His learning, perspicacity, discernment and great Tom can contact the College Development Office on 02 9936 tact enabled him to achieve positive outcomes for significant 5561 or foundation@staloysius.nsw.edu.au projects and causes. He had a strong commitment to social justice and a particular concern about the treatment of people Former Staff seeking asylum here. He maintained a practical and pastoral outreach to immigrants, and to marginalised persons and Rev Fr John Eddy SJ groups, including prisoners. Past Member of the College Council He voiced inconvenient truths, especially when governments, At 15, John Eddy, later a Jesuit priest and an historian, topped of whatever hue, did not want them heard. In such contexts, he the leaving examination in Western Australia. Too young sought to persuade his hearers to seek the good, the true and to enter university, he went to Melbourne and topped the the beautiful. His Oxford studies on the British Colonial Office Victorian examinations. He then entered the Society of Jesus noted that its policy had constantly emphasised the conciliation and, after completing his early religious studies, enrolled at the of native peoples and that "relations with Aborigines be always University of Melbourne where he excelled. governed by amity and kindness''. Those qualities were always Moving on to the University of Oxford, Eddy came into present in his relations with the first people of Australia, as they contact with many leading public intellectuals of the day, were with ''boat people'' and other refugees, irrespective of including Fr Martin D'Arcy SJ and Fr Philip Caraman SJ. He race, religion and social standing. completed his D.Phil. thesis, which was published as Britain In private life, Fr Eddy enjoyed good fare and and the Australian Colonies 1818-1831: The Technique of conversation. He was always pleasing company, as well as Government in 1969. an ever-welcoming host at Xavier House. Consistent with a John Jude Eddy was born on March 6, 1933, at Cottesloe venerable Jesuit tradition, he delighted in the arts, especially in Western Australia, son of William Eddy, a federal public music. He also liked the cinema and the theatre, as well as servant, and his wife, Mary (nee Crosse). He was educated at military bands. the Jesuit schools St Louis School in Perth and Xavier College Fr John Eddy is survived by his sister Margot, one nephew, in Melbourne. He completed his Jesuit studies at Loyola five nieces and their families. College at Watsonia, Campion Hall at Kew, the University of Melbourne and Campion Hall at the University of Oxford. John Molony and Douglas Hassall Reprinted with kind permission from The Sydney Morning After completing his Jesuit tertianship at St Beuno's in Wales, Herald, 7 February 2012 Fr Eddy went to Canberra in 1968, where he was associated with the Dominican House, Blackfriars, and was appointed a research fellow in history in the Institute of Advanced Studies Eternal Rest grant to them O Lord at the Australian National University (ANU). He was later a and let perpetual light shine upon them, Senior Fellow until 1988, when he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. may their Souls and all the Souls From 1992 to 1994 he again lectured in history at ANU, of the faithful departed Old Boys of the College, where he taught courses in Australian and British history. He through the mercy of God, rest In Peace. Amen. was also a supervisor and examiner of many doctoral theses. St Aloysius, pray for us! In 1972, Eddy was a founder of the Jesuit community at Xavier House in Yarralumla and in 1989 he became its fourth superior and served until 2008. Although he also became director of the Australian Institute of Jesuit Studies in 1989, Eddy remained a mentor to many postgraduates and to undergraduate students, a priest to the people of Canberra and the confidant and consoler of individuals from all walks of life. As well as his work in Canberra, Eddy was instrumental in founding the Georgetown University Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies in Washington DC, where he was a consultor, professor and director from 1995 to 1998. Fr Eddy also served on the Councils of Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, and St Aloysius' College in Sydney, was St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 79


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