- Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor John Germov’s book receives award nomination
- Hunter Wine: A History is nominated for a NSW Premier’s History Award in the NSW Community and Regional History Prize category
- The book was co-written with historian Dr Julie McIntyre
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor John Germov’s latest book on Australia’s oldest wine region has been nominated for a prestigious award.
The book has already won the 2018 Wine Communicators of Australia award for Best Wine Book (consumer, technical and trade) and received a Special Mention in the 2019 International Organisation of Vine and Wine awards (history category).
It explores the people, history and technology that shaped the Hunter region and the delectable wine it produces.
Two other publications alongside Hunter Wine: A History are nominees in the NSW Community and Regional History Prize category.
“Regions have been undervalued as sources of historical knowledge,” he said.
“So too, farming in Australia, such as wine growing, also remains under-represented in the grand narrative of rural development, if not regional and national identity.”
In the judges’ comments, the book is described as “thoroughly researched” and states that “Julie McIntyre and John Germov combined business, family and social history in an absorbing account that develops a wide range of historical themes”.
Professor Germov said he is honoured to be nominated for such a prestigious award.The NSW Premier’s History Award winners will be announced on Friday 30 August.