Colonial Secretary’s Office. Melbourne, 16th October, 1853.

WHEREAS it has been represented to the Government that on the night of Saturday, the 9th instant, Mr. Augustus Hinke, a German, was murdered at the Barrabool Hills: Notice is hereby given that the above reward will be paid to any person or persons who shall give such information as may lead to the apprehension and conviction of the murderer or murderers.
By His Excellency’s Command,
Description of the Men.
1—About 5 feet 6 inches in height; rather stout; round faced, with large red whiskers; short nose, and about 25 to 30 years of age.
2—Was taller, thinner, and seemed younger r than the other; had a much longer face. Both had on dark colored shooting jackets and wide-awake hats.