Prince Alfred Shot at by a Supposed Fenian

12 March 1868 The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) 

Telegram From Sydney. The Age Office, Thursday Evening, 6 p.m.

Prince Alfred was shot at twice with a revolver at the picnic this afternoon.

One ball entered, and lodged in his back.

The man who fired the shots was immediately seized, and would have been lynched, but was rescued by the police, and lodged in Darlinghurst Gaol.

The scoundrel's name is not known, but he declared himself a Dublin man. It is hoped the ball will be extracted without danger to the life of his Royal Highness.