Paea Walker grew up in Hastings and moved to Ashburton for the shearing.
- "Being Māori in Mid Canterbury." Tim Higham. Te Iwi o Aotearoa 19 (Mar. 1989): 21-22.
- One of four interviews with mid-Canterbury Māori personalitites in which Te Iwi o Aotearoa discusses with Paea Walker the implications of her move to Ashburton and her quest to learn te reo Māori and her whakapapa.