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 sixty 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.
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A true classic of Australian literatureAbout the Author:
A.B. Facey (1894–1982) was born and grew up on the Kalgoorlie Goldfields and the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. He went out to work when he was eight years old, and was droving in the North-West at fourteen. He had no formal education and originally wrote his acclaimed autobiography, A Fortunate Life, for his family.
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