'My great-grandmother's favourite type of animal was pigs. She moved to Australia from Torquay, England, following her husband, a soldier settler, across the world after World War I. They bought a farm and worked the land, raising sheep, cows, chickens and, of course, pigs. At first, she raised pigs as livestock but couldn't bear to part with them. Instead, she kept them as pets. The pigs would follow her and suck on her legs, pressing their snouts to the silk of her stockings.'