- A fortunate life
A fortunate life
First sent to work at the age of eight, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer, farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then being rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy. He survived Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression, lost a son in the Second World War, and met his beloved Evelyn, with whom he shared nearly sixty years of marriage. Despite enduring unimaginable hardships, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one.
Details: Biography/True Story, published 2018.
Format: Hard cover, illustrations, 484 pages.
Dimensions: 18.5 cm (h) x 13.5 cm (w) x 3.8 cm (d) / 506 grams.