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Tidal wave

A housepainter and clairvoyant prophesised that there was to be an earthquake which would cause a tidal wave to engulf Adelaide on 19 January 1976. He claimed it was God's punishment for Adelaide becoming a 'sin city'. Hysteria hit as a result and some even sold their houses and moved away. On the morning of the 19th, Premier Don Dunstan went down to the shore at Glenelg, followed by thousands, to prove that there was nothing to the prediction. The tidal wave never came.

'Doomsday' in Adelaide no great shakes
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