Skip to content
  • 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission
  • Shop
Portrait of Rover Thomas. - click to view larger image

about 1926 to 1998, Kukatja, Wangkajunga language groups, Joolama skin group, Warmun (Turkey Creek) and Kununurra

Rover Thomas was born at Yalta, a soak near Kunawarritji (Well 33) on the Canning Stock Route. He is the brother of Nyuju Stumpy Brown, and of Clifford Brooks’s father and Miyapu Mary Meribida’s mother.

His adult life was spent in the Kimberley, where he worked first as a stockman and later as an artist.

In 1995 Rover returned to his desert Country one last time, travelling back to Kunawarritji and to Yalta, his birthplace and the burial place of his parents.

An ochre on stretched canvas white dot and line painting with a black background. A yellow and pink line is painted around the artwork, bordered by white dots. The yellow like spirals in the lower left corner.

Canning Stock Route

Return to Top