Direct link to ImageShareConceptually similarView AllView more with similar tones A portrait of Mabel Magdalene Freer, an Indian-born British subject who lived in Auckland, New Zealand. Mrs Freer 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 attempts to enter Australia and her dealings with the Australian Government were played out in the local press. Picture taken in Sydney, 16 July 1937.Photographer:HARRY FREEMANSee all of this photographer's images16 July, 1937Image ID:FXJ333208Keywords:bed-black and white-controversy-Customs-divorcee-history-immigration-portrait-scandal-toysAdd to cartDownload Zoom res. (TR3)DownloadRelated Collections:Australia's Immigration Scheme 1945-1965Select usageWhat type of print?