Frank Thomas was born in Greenough and grew up on his father's farm in Coorow. At the age of 21 he took to the bush and lived the life of a bushranger. He stole food, saddles and the best of horses from farms, houses, trains and railway stations. He was an accomplished rider and bushman who was capable of eluding police on their many attempts to capture him.
Frank went on to become a convicted criminal and spent time at both the Geraldton Gaol and Fremantle Prison. However, is there another side to this story?
During 2017 and 2018 the North Midlands Project and The Bank Gallery in Carnamah hosted Di Taylor, a leading Western Australian visual artist. During her residency Di created a series of artworks around the life and stories of bushranger Frank Thomas.
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