What will Violet see in 20 years?


Baby Violet MacCalman is the 12th great-grandchild of Lois McClurg of Yackandandah. Lois was born in Yackandandah and has lived in the town all her life. Her grandfather was the schoolmaster at the Staghorn Flat school near Yackandandah, and her daughter Kate and husband Greg owned the former school for seven years until about 10 years ago.


What will Indigo Shire be like for Violet in 2030? Violet will be 19 in 2030: what can she look forward to in terms of education, training, work, the changing climate, the environment that sustains us all, our rich culture and heritage? Grandparents Kate and Greg live in Yackandandah and their grandchildren are constant visitors. The door is always open, the love and warmth is always there. The quality of Kate and Greg’s family life is vital for the wellbeing of everyone in this extended family. This is what they want to see preserved in 2030 – rich, caring, sustaining connections within and between families, within and between communities.



The wisdom that is available to baby Violet, handed on from great grandmother Lois McClurg, 72, grandmother Kate Doughty, 47, and mother Ashlee MacCalman, 26, will be combined with this family’s aspirations, ideas and hopes for the future. That’s what Indigo 2030 is about.



Last updated: 15 June 2012