left his native Hungary
following the crushing of the 1956 uprising by Soviet troops. He settled in Melbourne, Australia
in 1957 and studied industrial chemistry there. Thomas worked mainly in the
plastics industry until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of Melbourne
Camera Club for over 20 years and attended several photography courses. Thomas
has recorded a variety of subjects with his camera and has entered competitions
and has won numerous awards.
A keen nature
lover, he and his wife, Susan have visited all major towns and National Parks
of Australia over the years. They have taken many photos and their experiences
were written up as letters to friends. The book Australian Adventures was based on these letters. Its companion
book, Images of Australia contains
about 100 photographs.
Definitely Digital! is a
photography guidebook with detailed description of use the digital cameras.
Across Australia from East to West is the most recent travel guide and photo-essay combined – a book
packed with information and images for the tourist and armchair traveller
A collection of
Palfy's best images was published under the title Captured with the Camera.
married, has a married daughter and three grandchildren.