CONTINUING the Tour to the South published on November 11, 1871. The correspondent had been describing Mr Bligh's stables at Tarraganda, now he is moving on to his poultry.
MR BLIGH is doing much for the district in another direction, viz, in introducing and breeding valuable kinds of poultry and other birds. For instance I was shown in one yard magnificent Cochin-Chinese, pure Brahmapootras, and the Dorking fowls which took first prize at the last exhibition of the NSW Agricultural Society. Here, too, are the rare archangel pigeons, also doves of every description, golden pheasants etc.
Mounting our horses, we rode through rich pastures of clover paddocks and fields of artificial grasses. About half-a-mile from the house we arrived at the rocky eminence before referred to.
It is the family burial ground of Mr Wren. The most remarkable sight here are the graves of the brothers Imlay, whose melancholy history I have briefly alluded to. Their wish to be buried here was complied with. The headstone of their graves is a remarkable conical shaped natural rock, a mass of granite, 12 feet high, 10 foot across and eight feet deep. A brass plate is inserted in this rock, which bears the following inscription:
In memory of Dr George Imlay, Royal Navy, who departed this life on the 20th December, 1846, in the fifty-second year of his age. Also of his brother, Dr Alexander Imlay of the Army Medical Staff in Sydney, who died on the 31st of March, 1847, in his forty-seventh year.