By Kayla Warwick
As one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Thon walked for a month to a refugee camp in Ethiopia at the age of 11.
He then spent the next 14 years in refugee camps, having to move to Kenya when the government changed in Ethiopia - a journey they had to make on foot over two months.
He was worried about coming to Australia because he had never used a plane before and once onboard, didn't eat anything because it was food he had never seen - the cheese reminded him of the soap that was handed out in the camp.
Arriving in Melbourne was overwhelming and he inquired to a helper if there were any small towns in Australia.
He soon moved to Shepparton where he now works at the Ethnic Council helping new arrivals settle in.
About the community contributor
Since picking up a camera at the age of 14, Kayla has fallen in love with photography.
Now in year 12 at Wanganui Park Secondary College, she wants to be a photographer, and is already shooting weddings and events.
She likes the creativity that photography offers her and has enjoyed getting to know Thon and a culture so different to her own.