Based on actual events that occurred in Holland Park, Brisbane in the 1950s, Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun is the tale of a hungry family, disgruntled neighbours and a rooster with attitude. Aunty Maggie and Uncle Peter, who struggle to feed their three nephews, think they've found a solution when Aunty Maggie swaps a tin of tobacco for some hens and a rooster. The promise of fresh eggs doesn't eventuate, however, and the rooster becomes more and more of a headache. A crisis point is reached when the rooster nearly dies and is only saved by a bit of quick thinking [from] Aunty Maggie. Her actions not only stun the family but lead to her becoming famous in the neighbourhood.