LOO SHOOK (Plaintiff).
Judgment was given for defendant in a case in the Magistrate's Court in which Dr. Francis Wallace MacKenzie was sued by a Chinaman, Loo Shook, for £182, claimed for wages. Shook said he was engaged in Wellington by the defendant to work on the latter's farm at Kawhia at a weekly wage of £1 for three years. He received nothing beyond "keep" and a pound or two of tobacco. The defence was there was no agreement to pay wages, plaintiff being sent to the farm from motives of charity. Magistrate Evans decided there was no expressed contract of employment. Leave to appeal was granted.
NZ Truth , Issue 449, 24 January 1914, Page 5