Passionate about the melting pot of diversity that makes up Australia's history, it is of little wonder that that it creates such a rich tapestry for Ron's storytelling.
Ron Thomas is a man with a passion for all things Australian and the events and people that changed the country from a penal colony into today’s diverse culture. Much of his writing is of ordinary Australians faced with the real challenges of this wide brown land.
He retired from the position he had held for more than 20 years as Managing Director of Anitech, a highly successful Australian computer equipment and maintenance company, to give himself more time to write end engage in various other activities.
Though he is still a Director of the company, much of his time is spent researching suitable subjects for present and future stories.
Ron is a keen and regular participant in various sports including cycling, tennis, golf, surfing and swimming. He is particularly proud of his cycling medals won at the 2011 Adelaide Masters Games. His many and varied other interests include music and snorkelling in and around Manly and he paints landscapes for relaxation. He has written the lyrics for the musical Ballaarat, based on the events at the Eureka Stockade and two books of poetry.
But above all his greatest interest is his family, His wife Margaret, three daughters and two granddaughters keep him on his toes!
Ron resides in Fairlight, in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney which he describes as God’s country, and spends time whenever he can at the family holiday house at Narrawallee on the beautiful south coast of NSW,