Molly the Weet-Bix pig drives Indigenous reading campaign

Pigs have long been icons of childhood fantasy. Think Peppa Pig, Babe, Miss Piggy and the Three Little Pigs.

In the Binjari community of northern Australia, a domesticated pig by the name of Molly has inspired one of nine new children’s books written and illustrated by Binjari women in their first language, Kriol, the largest contemporary Aboriginal language spoken in Australia today.

The loveable antics of Moli det bigibigi (Molly the Pig) has proven so popular an animated book version has been produced and will be made available through bookshops nationally.

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