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It is believed that Tasmanian Aborigines used Liffey falls as a meeting place. It has been reported that a significant massacre by European colonists, of up to 60 of the Pallittorre group, took place in 1827 during the Black War.[note 1]
- The massacre with sixty dead or wounded is reported in the Sydney Morning herald as happening at Liffey Falls. Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser reporting on 6 July 1827 (page 4, The Natives) on a dispatch from Launceston notes that
They were surrounded whilst sitting round their fires, when the soldiers and others fired at them when about 30 yards distant. They report that there must be about sixty of them killed and wounded
but notes only events near Quamby's Bluff, not explicitly mentioning Liffey Falls
- Andrew, Derby (28 April 2012). "More than 1000 died in Tasmanian war, says historian". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
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