Sydney Mail, 1876
According to the title pages of the referenced issues, the full title
of the newspaper is
The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser.
45 problems were received.
Several persons were thanked for assisting the chess editor with the awards, but it is not clear if they acted as judges or only as advisers. The editor appears to refer to them as judges, but the final report is not clearly from their hands.
Additional mentions were given at the end of the judge's report but are not included here as they appear to be more informal.
Some months after the prizes had been awarded, the editor noticed that J. Willis's problem contained one or two rather important duals, and wondered that no one (the author, the solving readers, or the judges) had seen them earlier. He also said that as the award had been made, it could not be altered, and that Henderson's problem (hm.) deserved something more in terms of award. The award was therefore amended to give Henderson's #4 a special prize.
Problems in 3 or 4 moves
Prize: J. Willis
Key: 1. Qd6
Source: Sydney Mail, 21/824 (1876-04-15), p. 502, prb. 40
Problems in 2 moves
Prize: S. Tyrrell
Key: 1. Qh2
Source: Sydney Mail, 21/815 (1876-01-19), p. 245, prb. 29
Special Prize: T. Henderson
Key: 1. Rc7
Source: Sydney Mail, 22/837 (1876-07-15), p. 86, prb. 53