Rod Walsh, from Creation Ministries International, brought his scale models of Noah’s Ark to Naracoorte last Thursday.
The models reflect careful research into the realistic shape and dimensions of the oldest boat on record.
At about 3.45pm, a thunderstorm broke and heavy rain quickly flooded the immediate area.
Mr Walsh’s “Ark Van”, as well as Naracoorte’s new flood management system, was put to the test.
Mr Walsh’s informative talk in the Town Hall meeting room that evening was well received.
He described how some ancient boats were made surprisingly strong, with sides of laminated wood up to one metre thick.
He then intrigued his audience with observations about the natural world today that indicate a historical worldwide flood.