Caroline Te Rauna was born in Gisborne and was educated in Manutahi Primary School and Ngata College. She went to Auckland Training College and taught in a number of different schools. She became Principal of the Manutahi Primary School on the East Coast and died in office at the age of 36. She was a member of Taumata o Tepuhi Marae.
- Phone conversation with Watene Te Rauna on 28 July 1998.
- "How Ruatoria Got Its Name." Te Ao Hou 53 (1965): 49.
- Te Rauna writes a short account of the origins of Ruatoria’s name. This article was a prize-winning entry in the Ngata Memorial College essay competition for essays on a local historical or legendary themes.
- Taylor, C. H. R. A Bibliography of Publications on the New Zealand Māori and the Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Oxford: Clarendon Press, Oxford UP, 1972. 89.