Nature - Robert Downie
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Prehistoric Whirlpool

A whirlpool swirls in the upper reaches of the Liffey River before falling down what is known as the Leap or Spout (also called Albert Falls) and heading into a moss filled canyon. It is the third in a series of five cascades on the upper river. Liffey river was originally known as Tellerpangger by the aboriginal inhabitants of the area, the Panninher tribe. The initial British settlers named it Penny Royal Creek after a plant that grew profusely on its banks, and the Panninher became known as the Pennyroyal Creek Tribe. Subsequently, William Bryan, an early settler in the area used his influence to rename the river to its current name during the early 19th century, after the River Liffey in his homeland Ireland. Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Great Western Tiers. Tasmania, Australia

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