Trevor Agnew was a teacher for nearly 40 years. He has written articles and reviews for several publications. He has written more than 3,000 entries for ‘The Source’, an Australasian website listing available children’s literature for schools and libraries. With his wife, Jenny, he wrote ‘Merchant, Miner, Mandarin: The Life and Times of the Remarkable Choie Sew Hoy’, about Jenny’s great-great-grandfather. He helped found the Christchurch Friends of the Library and was involved with the New Zealand Literacy Association and School Library Association. Mr Agnew has judged the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and the Mallinson-Rendel Illustrators Award.
Dame Susan Glazebrook and Mr Trevor Agnew, of Christchurch, QSM for services to children's literacy and historical research