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Aboriginal man Joachim Dido, who was employed by the police to track bushranger Frank Thomas, spent most of his life living and working in New Norcia, Moora, Carnamah and Three Springs. This painting of his life shows his movements, partners, the births and deaths of his children, sports he played, tracking work he undertook and geographic features such as the Moore River near Moora and the Yarra Yarra Lakes in Carnamah.

'Dido' was a cross-cultural collaborative artwork created by Di Taylor of Perth and indigenous artist Delys Fraser of Perenjori. They worked on the artwork both together and indivually.

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



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