Indigo Shire is located in the north east of the State of Victoria. It has a population of 16,000. Most live in the shire’s main centres; Beechworth, Rutherglen, Yackandandah, Chiltern and Kiewa – Tangambalanga, with villages and hamlets on the shire’s peaks and valleys covering 2044 square kilometres. Indigo Shire takes its name from the flower, Indigofera, native to the area and once a source of the dye indigo.
Atauro Island is a volcanic island situated 30km north of Dili, East Timor. Politically, it comprises one of the sub districts of the Dili District of East Timor. It is about 25 kilometres long and 9 kilometres wide, about 105 square kilometres in area, and is inhabited by about 10,000 people.