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A remarkable story of a lucky life
on 8 January 2007
Surviving hardship and adversity, a cave-in while at the bottom of an outback well, the Gallipoli Landings, and being lost in the outback for a week as a boy, surviving by chewing grass - Bert's early life was a charmed and wonderful adventure that makes compelling reading. My only disappointment was his bleak atheistic conclusions as an old man, after all he'd survived/been spared. That aside it's a riveting read and a fascinating window back into the golden age of Pioneer Australia. Highly recommended! An Australian Classic deserving of a place in any Oz fans library.