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. With Bill Kerr, Dorothy Alison, Dale Randall, John Ley. Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (). Born in a large impoverished. Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full. Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and.
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Of course in this day and age he’d be put into foster care. Also remember this is an autobiography of his life and memories. A simple book about the simple life of a simple man. 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. However, Facey’s life was one of extremes from the early land cl In Australia this is a famous autobiography and I remember first reading it in high school and when I was done I was glad it had been on the reading list.
Books on areas being developed, by those that actually did the work, are rare. I loved this novel and I always will. In Australia this is a famous autobiography and I remember first reading it in high school and when I was done I was glad it had been on the reading list.
His having been instilled with integrity and determination by the grandmother he remained devoted to until her death atBert’s wits and character carried him through many amazing adventures and abuses around post-colonial Western Australia, in which he learned all there is to know about horseriding, shooting, sheep- and pig-rearing, wheat farming, housebuilding and bushcraft, until WW1, whereupon, as a strapping six-footer and amateur sideshow boxing champion, he enlisted and was landed at Gallipoli, which he survived for many weeks until, severely injured, he was sent home, his destiny forever changed.
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Young Alice McCall 2 episodes, It was a black man, very wild-looking, with a long bushy beard. May 04, R. The mini-series stays true to the form of the book: Give it a go I would recommend this book to anyone, Australian or not, it is truly a masterpiece and really makes you think about life. 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.
Facey, who had no formal education, taught himself to read and write. When he was denied a chance at being adopted to a loving couple, I could not help feeling horrified at his biological mother’s callousness. A Fortunate Life —.
A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey
What makes it such a great read is that it contains so many details of everyday life in an era devoid of the convenience of electronics, modern day appliances and fast, convenient travel and communication.
I apprieciated his struggle and the end result. Abandoned by his mother at age 4, he was raised by his grandmother in the goldfields of western Australia. Facey, who had no formal education, taught himself to read and write. Mr Facey was an amazingly strong man who took all hardships in his stride and kept striving for his family. The life was a hard one, and as Bert moved through his, he suffered cruelty from some, compassion and kindness from others.
Archie McCall 2 episodes, Jeffrey Rhoe I did not relate to him or anyone else that came and went in his life. These things happened, I survived, I’m proud I survived and proud to have had such an eventful life. I am so glad I read this near Anzac Day as it was even more poignant reading of his experiences. Facey’s return to the life of Western Australia after enduring the punishingly realistic scenes of the Battle of Gallipoli: View all 5 comments.
I would recommend this book to anyone, Australian or not, it is truly a masterpiece and really makes you think about life Oh my goodness! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This was voted Number 3 on the Top 10 Aussie Books to Read before you die, and although I believe it should have been higher, perhaps number 2 behind “The Book Thief”, I am so pleased I have had the opportunity to read this wonderful story. His entire childhood and adolescence was filled with the adventures that so many young boys probably long for.
As a young boy Facey finds himself virtually alone in the world having to work for a living. Despite enduring unimaginable hardships, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one. Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and hopeful despite the hardships of his life.
My idea was to read books while traveling around CR and then leave them in whatever city I finished them thus making more room available in my suitcase to bring home souvineers. 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. At the end of this book, I felt fortunate to read this inspiring story and follow along on this wonderful journey.
What happ This book is told is such a matter-of-fact tone that you can also hear the old guy telling it from a rocking chair on a front porch somewhere maybe Melbourne. He was looked after by his grandmother until he was eight years old, when he went out to work. The author recounts the events of lofe life fxcey the late 19th century through to Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full.
She certainly doesn’t come out in a favourable light. I felt like I was having a conversation with my grandad who died a long time ago and had a hard life working on the faxey.
A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Retrieved 10 February My father recommended this. A Fortunate Life Author A. It gives you an insight and understanding of what it was like for many at this time in Australia. Stedman rated it really liked it. I too recommend this jump into the world of a small boy in the wilds of Australia during the early part of the 20th century. Eric Facey 3 episodes, Anthony Richards Aug 12, Laura Tenfingers rated it did not like it Shelves: