Direct link to ImageShareConceptually similarView AllView more with similar tones Customs officials boarding the ship, Awatea , in Sydney to interview Mrs Mabel Magdalene Freer, 4 December 1936. Mrs Freer, an Indian-born British subject, arrived in Fremantle, WA, in October 1936 though was prohibited from entering Australia because she failed a dictation test in Italian. The test had been set by Australian immigration services, which disapproved of Mrs Freer travelling with a married man, Lieutenant R W Dewar, who was seeking a divorce from his Australian wife. Mrs Freer?s subsequent attempt to enter Australia aboard the Awatea and her dealings with the Australian Government were played out in the local press.Photographer:Harry MartinSee all of this photographer's imagesImage ID:FXJ333203Keywords:black and white-controversy-Customs-history-immigration-migration-scandal-ship-shippingAdd to cartDownload Zoom res. (TR3)DownloadRelated Collections:Australia's Immigration Scheme 1945-1965Select usageWhat type of print?