Lisabata was situated on the north coast of Seram. The settlement was moved several times in the course of its history, and in the mid-17th century, was at Hatu Patola. During the Great Ambon War (1651-1656) is was allies to the kimelaha and its supporters. For this reason, the last surviving Makasar allies of the kimelaha tried to make their way there in the hope of subsequently finding a way back to Makassar. In August 1655 their path was blocked by VOC troops and their Alfur allies. The Makasars were defeated and scattered throughout the interior