Moira's father, an old-fashioned sheep rancher.
A friend of Peter and Mary Holmes who copes with her impending death by constant drinking and promiscuity.
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.
The plainspoken pharmacist who describes the symptoms of radiation sickness to Peter Holmes.
The infant child of Peter and Mary.
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.
Lieutenant Commander of the Australian Royal Navy appointed...
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