Billy Thomasc1920 - 2012 Waterhole creation story 1994
- ochre on canvas
Billy Thomas was born near Kulyayi (Well 42). His remarkable career includes working as a police tracker, a traditional healer, a stockman, and ultimately a renowned artist. He met Rover Thomas as a young man working cattle at Well 39 on the Canning Stock Route and they would go on to settle in the Kimberley, and find fame together late in life as 'East Kimberley' artists. Earlier Billy had worked as a police tracker, a traditional healer and a stockman ” and had 12 children.