As the title page is somewhat ambiguous due to its typography,
the page header of p. 2 of all referenced issues was used to decide
that the full title of the newspaper is The South Australian
Chronicle and Weekly Mail. It is often cited as
The chess column editor acted as judge of the tournament, but his name is not explicitly stated. Based on K. Whyld's Chess Columns, S. Tyrrell was the chess editor for some time in the period 1874–1885, followed by R. W. Steele. As Tyrrell's obituary was published on 1878-04-13, Steele may have been the judge of this tourney.
Three problems arrived late, but were still allowed to participate.
49 problems participated: 16 sets, 16 two-movers, and one three-mover.
Publication of problems began on 1879-01-11 with problem 370, and ended on 1879-05-24 with problem 410.
1 Prize: E. J. Catlow
Key: 1. Bb6
Key: 1. Qh1
2 Prize: E. Govett
Key: 1. Qd2
Key: 1. Kf6
Section: Two-move problems
Prize: J. Willis
Key: 1. Qh3
Section: Three-move problems
Prize: J. Dixon
Key: 1. Nf4