By way of explanation you may recall there was (to use today’s parlance) a number of agri-businesses which had their own sheds alongside SAR rail sidings. Usually known as agricultural, live-stock, wool and/or produce brokers, they used the SAR to transport primary produce they had been purchased from farmers as well as to deliver consumables, equipment and machinery they sold to them.
Three substantial brokering firms which originally started in South Australia were;
(1) Bennett & Fisher Ltd,
(2) Elders Smith and Co (later to become Elder Smith and Goldsbrough Mort and then Elders IXL under John Elliott), and thirdly
(3) South Australian Farmers Union Cooperative Ltd.
I have found a number of black and white photos of these sheds but only one (and a half!) colour images so far.
Some black and white online examples of sheds at Naracoorte can be found at https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/4921
and Millicent can be found at https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/4424
The colour image I found is of the remaining half of a Elder Smith Goldsborough Mort sign. It had a cream background with black writing and light red lining similar to the style on their old Port Adelaide wool sheds https://www.flickr.com/photos/124930081@N08/15948881188
Unfortunately, I forgot to record the source of that image when I made my copy, but the “half” image is in the 2005 Modelling of the Railways of South Australia convention notes (pg 1-492). This colour panorama of Naracoorte yard in the late 1960s shows a shed with just the word “Elder” visible, the rest of the sign appears to have been painted over in white. (Perhaps the sign was being repainted at the time.)
I am making a model of these type of sheds and any assistance which could be provided with the colour scheme would be appreciated,
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