"Longstanding injustices such as these [negative assessments of the west coast influence on Australian architecture] have now been redressed in an impressive and exhaustively researched book . . . This wonderful book is highly recommended."
-Roy Lumby, Architecture Bulletin, January/February 2011
"It is a book which opens fresh perspectives as one muses on the impact of Hollywood on Australian cinema and, later, on the effect on Australian culture of the flood of American pop culture from California."
"Impeccable scholarship and beautiful illustrations convincingly equates the material culture of commercial promotion that encouraged the settlement of the antipodes and the Golden State. An intriguing and novel topic made accessible and compelling. This lovely volume will appeal to readers on many levels."
-Library Journal, April 2011
"Comparisons between historical and cultural developments in Australia and the American West/California are frequently made, but this is the first significant study to examine the eclectic and symbiotic nature of the aesthetic exchange between the two evolving frontier regions. Summing up: Recommended."
-Choice, July 2011
"A lucid picture of how much Australia and California have interacted with and influenced each other over the last 150 years."