A visit to the Albert Facey Homestead gives a unique insight into the life of the author of ‘A Fortunate Life’ in the early 1900s. Facey lived with his family in this house until the Great Depression. As you wander through the rooms you will have the opportunity to see Facey’s own furniture and personal effects.
The homestead forms part of the Albert Facey Heritage Trail that leads you through Wickepin and surrounding areas to discover more about the life of this literary genius. Allowing half a day to complete the drive will provide you with plenty of time to explore various significant places in Facey’s childhood.
Whilst in Wickepin, try and include a visit to the picturesque Lake Yealering. Avid birdwatchers can spend hours studying numerous water birds inhabiting the lake. Swim in the refreshing, calm waters or take out a boat to explore this impressive body of water. Alternatively just sit in the tranquil surroundings with a copy of “A Fortunate Life” and envisage life in the wheatbelt in the early 1900s.
The town of Wickepin is located three hours drive southeast of Perth.