Bruce Juddery

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Bruce Juddery
Born(1941-09-25)25 September 1941
Tauranga, New Zealand
Died16 January 2003(2003-01-16) (aged 61)
Canberra, Australia
Alma materAustralian National University
ChildrenMark Juddery and
Dalisay Krege[1]

Bruce Juddery (25 September 1941 – 16 January 2003) was an Australian journalist. He wrote primarily for The Canberra Times.

Life and career[edit]

Juddery was born in Tauranga, New Zealand on 25 September 1941.[2] He started his newspaper career writing for New Zealand provincial newspapers, before moving to Canberra around 1964 to work at The Canberra Times.[3]

Juddery left The Canberra Times on several occasions—on one occasion to work as a public relations adviser at the Australian National University and on another to accept a role as secretary of the ACT branch of the Australian Journalists Association.[2][4] During his career he was a regular at the National Press Club, where he was well known for his long and involved journalistic questions.[5] Juddery opined that the best questions were those that "buggers can't answer and [show] them what bloody bullshit artists they are."[6]

In 1979, Juddery was awarded the Canadian Award for Journalistic Merit, a national award for Australian journalistic excellence reporting on international affairs in the Pacific region.[7]

In 1998 Juddery moved to Iona in Scotland, with a plan to write his memoirs and travel.[8]

Juddery died in Canberra on 16 January 2003.[2] He was the father of journalist Mark Juddery.


  • At the Centre: the Australian Bureaucracy in the 1970s. Cheshire. 1974.[9]
  • White Collar Power: a History of the ACOA (1980)


  1. ^ Gorrey, Megan (13 January 2015). "Canberra author Mark Juddery dies of cancer, aged 43". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Waterford, Jack (11 February 2003). "Hard-bitten scribe of the old school". The Australian. News Limited. p. 13.
  3. ^ Juddery, Bruce, Australian National University, archived from the original on 18 March 2016 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Starck, Nigel (2006). Life After Death: The Art of the Obituary. Melbourne University Press. p. 99.
  5. ^ Ramsey, Alan (29 January 2003). "Deadbeats and blimps who were the fierce minds of journalism". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Bird, Megan (7 May 1989). "Shudders, it's Judders. Chaotic as a person, meticulous as a journalist: that's the abominable Bruce". The Canberra Times. p. 28.
  7. ^ "Canadian award for Bruce Juddery". The Canberra Times. ACT. 15 December 1979. p. 2.
  8. ^ Cook, Michael (1 May 1998). "Bruce judders off to Scotland". Woroni. p. 7.
  9. ^ "Juddery in book form". The Canberra Times. 4 April 1974. p. 3.