On the Beach Characters

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Bill Davidson

Bill is Moira's father. An old-fashioned sheep rancher, he is glad to welcome Dwight Towers to his home for a visit The two men discuss the grim effects the nuclear holocaust will have on Australia. Bill plans to remain on his farm when the radiation reaches Melbourne In the end, he and his wife express regret that Tower and Moira do not marry.

Moira Davidson

Moira Davidson is a friend of Peter and Mary Holmes. She copes with her impending death by constant drinking and promiscuity. However, her relationship with American naval officer Dwight Towers changes her

At first she is flighty and flirtatious with him, but the officer's good nature and loyalty to his dead family touches her. Unfortunately, Moira gradually realizes that Towers will never be able to completely give himself to her because he is faithful to the memory of his wife

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