Albert Facey Homestead

A Fortunate Life

Visit the original humble homestead of Albert Facey, author of Australian classic autobiography, A Fortunate Life. The homestead is right in the heart of Wickepin and forms a key feature of the 58km Albert Facey Heritage trail. Albert built the house in 1924 on his property near Norman's Lake. In its day, the small house accommodated up to 6 children. The homestead is now laid out in the way Albert and his family may have originally used it between 1924 and 1934.


Lot 196 Wogolin Road
Wickepin WA 6370

Opening Hours
Visitors can visit by paying a small fee and collecting the key from the Wickepin Newsagency (across the road) Mon to Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm; Sat and Sun 8:30am to 1pm
Child's play

Celluloid is more synonymous with film than dolls. It was the first semi-synthetic plastic consisting of cellulose nitrate and camphor. Celluloid was used to make dolls from the 1870s until the 1950s.

Low-fi tunes

This gramophone was owned by Albert Facey and his family and would have been much treasured. Without the entertainment options most people enjoy today, the gramophone was an important source of...

A highchair built by the author

Albert Facey built this highchair out of packing crates, for his children. It is one of only a few items in the house actually owned by the family and says much about the ingenuity and humbleness of...

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