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Albert Facey, a man who taught himself to read and write, writes it, and writes it well As Bert comes to realise after his ordeal, the aborigines might have looked different with their black cacey and mode of dress, but were, after all, little different from many white men. His many jobs included droving, hammering spikes on the railway line from Merredin to Wickepin and boxing in a travelling troupe.

Jan 10, Kathy rated it it was amazing.

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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. It is not what I would typically read: The focus of the work is on the first quarter of the t This book was given me by a woman of Italian ancestry who was raised gortunate Australia.

I can’t tell you how many times I cried and laughed in this book. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and Faceey shows on your phone or tablet! 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.


The secret of how it was done is revealed to the reader. For example, I just could not finish listening to The Book Thief as the reader irritated me so much with his voice and his incompetent German pronunciation. Edit Did You Know? It chronicles his early life in Western Australiahis experiences as a private during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and his return to civilian life after the war.

It was enlightening and, at times, profoundly moving. Things go from bad to worse for his family and over time. Yet this book left me cold and totally detached from the nightmare of WW1.

He died innine months after A Fortunate Life had been published to wide acclaim. I am glad I read it, but there is no way I would ever pick it up again A. Given our friendship, however, Fortynate resolved to give it a try. Full Cast and Crew. For example, he is virtually kidnapped and forced to work for a gang of thieves who made it a habit of getting blind drunk each Christmas and fighting amongst themselves until the drink renders them unconscious.

His many jobs included droving, hammering spikes on the railway line from Merredin to Wickepin and boxing in a travelling troupe.

A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey

Disappointment followed disappointment, leaving Facey, beginning at the age of eight, to substantially fend for himself as a gacey hand. It lige a picture of Australia, from the ‘s, at the turn of the century, when he was bornand further on throughout his life, and details the struggles he faced from a very very young age.

The book becomes a series of noteworthy events, such as one would expect given the circumstances in which the book was written. It covers in detail an almost Dickensian childhood of poverty and enslavement across southern and western Australia from around the turn of the 20th century.


A Fortunate Life – Fremantle Press

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Abandoned by his mother at the tender age of two, Albert Facey lived with some of his siblings and his grandparents in Victoria until when his Grandma decided to take them all to Perth in Western Australia where they would reunite with family. As a school student and as an fortunste you often hear tales of how difficult life was for previous generations, but it is only through reading a first hand account like this fottunate, that you really “get” it.

Then becomes a boxing hero 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!

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

AB Facey believes he lived a “fortunate” life but I think everyone who reads this book will find other ways to describe it, such as “amazing” or “miraculous” or “courageous” or “grim. It is the story of Albert Facey, who lived with simple honesty, compassion and courage.

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