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Plaque and relief to pioneer Chinese local resident, Thomas Coto.

Thomas Coto arrived in Victoria in 1850 and became a successful farmer in the Sale district in Victoria. He was a prominent public benefactor and was insturmental in preventing the wages of agricultural labourers in the Maffra-Sale region from being lowered. For a time in the 1880s he ran a cheese factory at a loss to help ease unemployment in the area.


Address:Cunninghame Street, Mall , Sale, 3850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.107656
Long: 147.065633
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Annemieke Mein


Front Inscription

In memory of Thomas Coto (1831-1883), born in Amoy, China, naturalized in Victoria in 1859, a pioneer citizen and business person of Sale and the Shires of Maffra and Avon.

He was widely respected as a benevolent employer

Source: VMR,RHSV
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