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Publisher's Summary

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
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hamish on 10-15-16

A hard but amazing life

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Fred Wilson on 02-04-15

Magnificent

The best book I have ever encountered
It was great and will listen to it again. Should be compulsory in all schools

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By Katherine on 05-28-15

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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By allatabbeycottage@btinternet.com on 03-08-18

Moved to tears

One of the most moving books I’ve ever experienced. I hope this book is presented in Australian schools. The likes of Albert will not be seen again. What a lovely man. Such a hard life and yet so grateful is he for the the good parts.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kerrin on 07-17-16

Editing...

I loved this book but the reader's pronunciation of Western Australian towns and Perth suburbs needs reviewing.

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