Bushranger Frank Thomas knew the value of a good horse and regularly stole the best in the district. On one occasion in 1922 he went to where Donald Macpherson's horses drank, near the Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah, and emptied their water trough. Frank returned later with a bucket of water and while one of the thirsty horses eagerly drank, he was easily able to catch the horse with rope taken off the bucket.
This artwork is part of the '10863 Bushranger presented by Act-Belong-Commit' exhibition, which has been shown at The Bank Gallery in Carnamah, Fremantle Prison, Old Geraldton Gaol, Greenough Museum & Gardens, on the big screen in Perth's Yagan Square and online at www.frankthomas.com.au
The artwork is signed 'Di' by the artist Di Taylor near the bottom right corner.