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- History of Royal Prince
Today under a huge tree near the park at the eastern end
of Clontarf Beach and at the bottom of Holmes Ave, there is an unassuming faded
plaque which reads:
‘This tree marks the spot where an attempt was made to assassinate H.R.H.
The Duke of Edinburgh (son of Her Majesty Queen Victoria) while he was
attending the picnic of the Sailors’ Home on March 12, 1868. This tablet
replaces one erected in 1930 by the Manly Municipal Council in conjunction
with the Manly Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society.’
Tucked on the northern side of Middle Harbour, with views south and west
across to the Spit Bridge, Clontarf is mainly a residential area, with landscaped
homes, bushland and properties either waterfront or with water views. It is
believed that Clontarf is named after a suburb of Dublin, which was the original
location for a battle in 1014, where the Irish managed to repel the invading
Clontarf Beach is a very family oriented beach with a
protected swimming area. There is a playground with green sails to protect kids
against the rain and sun. There is a shady flat park with views of the moored
boats in the harbour.
Check out some of the listed travel guide attractions
and visit the local tourist centre for additional information.