The following is a list of characters that first appeared in 1989, by order of first appearance.They were all introduced by the show's executive producer Des Monaghan.Kim and Sally find some floppy disks scattered in the bush, which contain Morag Bellingham's (Cornelia Frances) manuscript for her memoirs.She later argues with Sally over the existence of the "Summer Bay Bunyip" when Sally claims to have seen the creature.Stevenson said that he liked playing Adam, but noted he was nothing like his character because he is more responsible than Adam is.Viv Newton, played by Mouche Phillips made her first appearance in on 5 July 1989 and departed on .Symons departed the serial in 1992 but returned in 1995 for another regular stint which lasted until 1999.Dannii Minogue originally auditioned for the role of Marilyn, but she was given the role of Emma Jackson and Emily Symons was cast instead.
However, Adam would "rather not" do either if doing so "interferes with having a good time or a lazy time".
Mouche Phillips joined as Viv Newton in July and September saw the arrival of Dannii Minogue as Emma Jackson.
Marilyn Chambers, played by Emily Symons debuted on screen during the episode airing on .
Emily Symons joined the cast as Marilyn Chambers in May.
In June, the serial saw the birth of Duncan Stewart, the first child of Alf and Ailsa and Mat Stevenson took on the role of Adam Cameron a fortnight later.
The 2nd season of Home and Away began airing on 23 January 1989.