Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent 60 years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a "fortunate" one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.
©1981 Albert B. Facey (P)2005 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
It's a slow start, and it's tough but realistic view of country Australia at the start and during the 20th century. The part on world war 1 at Gallipoli is incredible and post the first war interesting.
It's a hard life he endured but a fortunate one and that given many take-away's in my own life and I have the upmost respect for what he endured and what is told.
Definitely read this.
Brilliant. I wouldn't have described all of his life as "fortunate" but A.B sure did. A fantastic story!!!!!
Meeting his wife to be after receiving socks from her whilst at war.
Hard one to answer but he did a BRILLIANT job!!
A must read!! Hard to stop listening!!!
I am 70 yrs old and love listening to books while I walk or work in the garden.
It was ok.....it kept me going because of the many different jobs and people this young man met during his life.
"amazing story of early WA"
Was a wonderful story of true determination and love of the Australian outback - a real true blue aussie guy
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