The problems were published as they were received. A solving
tourney was held for all published problems.
While the summary stated that 35 problems were received, the judge's report said that 41 problems were received, of which 35 were published, and the rest were either withdrawn, or were faulty. During examination, three additional problems were found to be faulty.
A judge of the tourney was mentioned in the column, but not by name.
1 Prize: J. J. Glynn
Key: 1. Bxd5
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal 18/449 (1878-08-17), p. 29, prb. 573
2 Prize: J. J. Glynn
Key: 1. Kg2
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal 18/464 (1878-11-30), p. 29, prb. 603
3 Prize: J. Willis
Key: 1. Nh3
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal 18/454 (1878-09-21), p. 29, prb. 584