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A Fortunate Life # Australian Children's Classics

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2012

Seller ID: 9780670076895

ISBN: 0670076899

Condition: New


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. About the Author A.B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheat-belt of Wes... View more info

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A Fortunate Life

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Fremantle Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925591408

ISBN: 1925591409

Condition: New


A true classic of Australian literature, Facey's simply penned story offers a unique window onto the history of Australian life through the greater part of the twentieth century - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man. Albert Facey's story is the story of Australia. Born in 1894, and first sent to work at the age of nine, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer and farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy, surviving Gallipoli, raising a family through the Depression, losing a son in the Second World War, a... View more info

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A Fortunate Life : Edition for Young Readers

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Fremantle Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925591446

ISBN: 1925591441

Condition: New


This edition has been specially adapted for young readers. 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 hopeful despite the hardships of his lfe. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. About the Author: A.B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheat-belt of Western Australia. His father died before he was two and he was deserted by his mother soon afterwards. He was looked after by h... View more info