Thomas CotoPrint Page
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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Annemieke Mein|
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