She was born at Tuparoa on the East Coast in the late nineteenth century. She spent her childhood living with her grandmother and also in the Williams homestead in Kaharau. In 1918 she had an arranged marriage with Eruera Stirling of Te Whanau-a-Maru. They farmed on the coast and later in Auckland.
- Amiria: The Life Story of a Māori Woman. As told to Anne Salmond.Wellington, N.Z.: Reed, 1976.
- Won the Wattie Book of the Year.
- Amiria’s Hat: te pootae o Amiria. Lois Burleigh. Trans. Arapera Blank. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed Methuen, 1986. In Māori and English.
- Taken from a chapter in Amiria: The Life Story of a Māori Woman.
- "The Young Life Of Eruera Kawhia Stirling." Stories From The Spring: Events In The Lives Of Young New Zealanders. School Journal Pt. 4.2. Wellington, N.Z.: School Publications Branch, Dept. of Education, 1979: 3-10.
- From Amiria: The Life Story of a Māori Woman.
- "Hoki Kino Mai Ra Ki Ahau (This Is A Bad Home-Coming)." A Woman’s Life. Ed. Anne Else and Heather Roberts. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin, 1989. 184-191.
- Extract from Amiria: The Life Story of a Māori Woman.
- Thomson, John. "Nonfiction Prose." New Zealand Literature to 1977: A Guide to Information Sources. Vol. 30 in the American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide Series, Detroit, USA: Gale Research, 1980. 241.