Maera Sisifa was born in Rotorua and was educated at Whangamarino Māori School and Mangakino High School. In 1966 she went to Wellington on the first Māori Affairs pre-employment course and has remained in Wellington ever since. She has worked in the post office, the Education Department and now works for the P.P.T.A. She is a member of the Māori Congress.
- Phone conversation with Sisifa, 10 July 1998.
- "Penny Diver of Mourea." School Journal 4.1 (1991): 17-23.
- Sisifa provides a detailed description of her life growing up in a Māori community in the 1950s.