Bill Davidson - Moira's father, an old-fashioned sheep rancher.
Moira Davidson - A friend of Peter and Mary Holmes who copes with her impending death by constant drinking and promiscuity.
Mrs. Davidson - Moira's mother who helps Moira mend Towers' clothes.
Sir Douglas Froude - A former general in the Australian army, he devotes himself to drinking the three thousand bottles of vintage port stored in the cellars of the exclusive Pastoral Club.
Mr. Goldie - The plainspoken pharmacist who describes the symptoms of radiation sickness to Peter Holmes.
Jennifer Holmes - The infant child of Peter and Mary.
Mary Holmes - The English wife of Lieutenant Commander Peter Holmes; she is supportive of her husband's naval career, even though it calls for him to be away from his family as the final days of civilization approach.
Peter Holmes - Lieutenant Commander of the Australian Royal Navy...
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