A fortunate life DVD

Classic Australian stories

Adapted from A.B. Facey's best selling autobiographical novel, this is the extraordinary tale of an ordinary Aussie battler, and remains one of the great Australian mini series. At eight years old, an impoverished Bert Facey was forced to start the backbreaking, dawn-to-dusk life of a farm labourer. Unschooled, his father dead, abandoned by his mother, by the age of twenty he had survived the rigours of pioneering the harsh Australian bush and the slaughter of the bloody First World War campaign at Gallipoli.

Rated PG (Occasional low level violence), duration 367 minutes, all regions, PAL format, 2 discs.