Skip to main content

Please be advised: this website contains the names, images and voices of people who are now deceased.

Collections WA has a responsibility to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of Western Australia in all its various forms. The intention of Collections WA is to support research, and to reveal actions of the past that have impacted upon communities, families, and individuals.

In doing so, Collections WA acknowledges the need to respond sensitively and appropriately in cases when accessing this material may be confronting to Aboriginal visitors and clients.

Please also note: Some historical materials within this portal may include language or opinions that today are considered inappropriate or even offensive. Collections WA does not endorse this language and apologises for any distress caused.

Warn before showing
culturally sensitive content
Don't warn before
showing culturally sensitive content

If you wish to provide feedback on the Collections WA portal, please email

Bailed Up


Bushranger Frank Thomas was recaptured in Perenjori 140 days after escaping from Geraldton Gaol but soon escaped again from Buntine. Police from Mingenew hid at the Carnamah railway station ahead of the next train arriving. Frank appeared but quickly dropped the box he was about to steal and bolted - but tripped on the railway points charger. With the threat of being shot, Frank surrendered.



Registration number
Related Objects

Related Objects

Sibling records
North Midlands Project

North Midlands Project

Organisation Details
View Collection