A Fortunate Life [A.B. Facey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Born in , Albert Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer. A Fortunate Life [A.B. Facey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With Bill Kerr, Dorothy Alison, Dale Randall, John Ley. Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (). Born in a large impoverished.

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These things happened, I survived, I’m proud I survived and proud to have had such an eventful life. Fremantle Press images and book excerpts are liife to copyright. He was illiterate until fortunage teenager and then only learned from workbooks on his own after long days of hard labour.

A Fortunate Life Author A. I have a lot more respect for those lief came before me. The story is fascinating reading; not only does it detail Facey’s childhood and adulthood, it probably My father recommended this. Dec 19, Colleen Stone rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bert was known for his honesty, never breaking a promise when it was made; his courage was such that he was admired and liked by many.

This was the best book about Australia and what it means to be Australian that Faacey have ever read. He was in the Eleventh Battalion at the Gallipoli landing; after the war, he became a farmer under the Soldier Settlement Scheme but was forced off the land during the Depression. I am so glad I read this vacey Anzac Day This was the best book about Australia and what it means to be Australian that I have ever read.

He married Emily Aa Hamersley zb had 5 children, Joseph passed away 17th junehis wife Anne will be nearly Like my own grandfather, he was raised in extreme poverty, and served in World War One. When his grandmother became a widow, and with no such thing as welfare, she did the only smart thing and emigrated to Western Australia to be with the extended family.

Paradoxically his heart ached for stability and a loving home. He then had the manuscript typed up and sent it to Fremantle Arts Centre Pressrequesting that twenty copies be printed and bound for family members and friends. In handing it over she noted that it was a text familiar to most Australisns.


He escaped from drunken employers after they beat him with a bul I can’t be enthusiastic enough about this autobiography by Albert Facey. After reading this book, no, reading is the wrong word Facey relates, often in a matter-of-fact manner, the events of facej childhood filled with hardship and lacking parental love, yet he considers his life fortunate.

Fscey About A Fortunate Life. In his earlier years, he must have retold his stories to family and others, which probably explains the recalling of details so many decades after the fact. Not only did he adopt vocational learning, but he sought out people who could help with simple reading and writing skills as well.

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

Having to start work at an early age was only the start for Albert, but he made the most of each day and tackled whatever life threw at him whether it be working hard on a farm or going off to war. It is not what I would typically read: This moving four-part television mini series covers the lufe part of the book.

Set in Western Australia starting in the early ‘s, it is written in the most honest, least technical writing I have ever read – through the eyes of the narrator. Want to Read saving….

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Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and hopeful despite the hardships of his life. It gives you an insight and understanding of what it was like for many at this time in Australia.

A Fortunate Life by A B Facey – Penguin Books Australia

Born in a large impoverished family, uneducated and illiterate, he had to fend for himself since he was eight, and as a recruit in WWI, he was sent to Gallipoli.


And a hard life it was! Facey’s struggle to frtunate during hard times. At the end of the story, he’s ambled his way across Australia and held dozens of jobs and in forgunate worked as a boxer and served in WWI in one of the bloodiest and desperate battles ever fought by the Aussies Galipoli.

Eric Facey 3 episodes, Anthony Richards In Australia this is a famous autobiography and I remember first reading it in high school and when I was done I was glad xb had been on the reading list. And I really enjoyed that honest perspective.

His commentary on the horror at Gallipoli will stay with me for a long time. I felt it was full of very interesting information but was written in such a way as kife be extremely boring.

Yet you get the sense that right from his earliest memories he was a determined and positive person who was always going to make his flrtunate through life due to continued perseverance and simple hard work. While recuperating he met his future wife Evelyn Mary Gibson and they were married in Bunbury in August It has now returned to its native roots, Western Australia, to be cared for by Fremantle Press once more.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? It was narrated by Bill Kerr and featured many well known Australian actors. Archie McCall 2 episodes, But I did not like the way this book was written at all. Abandoned by his mother at age 4, he was raised by his grandmother in the goldfields of western Australia. What an amazing, inspirational story. Does he have surviving family? Facey is born poverty in rural Victoria.

As the book proceeds, we gain an insight into the innocence of the Australian aborigine in his natural state.