A Fortunate life

Australia, 1985

TV show
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A Fortunate Life, the remarkable story of Bert Facey, an ordinary Australian whose extraordinary life spans some of the most significant historical milestones along Australia’s path to nationhood. Adapted from the best selling novel, “A Fortunate Life”, Facey’s experiences constitute a moving saga from his harsh early days as a child on the goldfields of Kalgoorlie, through his adolescence as a bushman in rugged North-West Australia, to the savage bloody carnage on the beaches of Gallipoli. Through it all Bert Facey remains optimistic and totally without cynicism. “A Fortunate Life” is an inspirational tale of one man’s struggle against seemingly overwhelming barriers to achieve peace and contentment. Rated: PG

Credits

producer

Bill Hughes

Duration

06:08:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35501

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television programs - Australia

History → Australia - History

History → Facey, A.B. (Albert Barnett)

History → History

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

People → Facey, A.B. (Albert Barnett)

Television

Television → Mini-series

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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