Whiteside, Queensland

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Whiteside is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Coordinates27°14′48″S 152°55′16″E / 27.2466°S 152.9211°E / -27.2466; 152.9211Coordinates: 27°14′48″S 152°55′16″E / 27.2466°S 152.9211°E / -27.2466; 152.9211
Population753 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density48.90/km2 (126.6/sq mi)
Area15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Kurwongbah
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Whiteside:
Rush Creek Kurwongbah Kurwongbah
Samsonvale Whiteside Petrie
Cashmere Cashmere Joyner

Whiteside is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Whiteside had a population of 753 people.[1]


Whiteside is 26 kilometres (16 mi) from Brisbane CBD.


The European history of the area began 1843, when Captain Francis Henry (Frank) Griffin (ca. 1813-1881) became the first free settler to occupy the land. A short time later, Frank was joined by his brothers John and William. The run taken up by the Griffins for raising both cattle and sheep, which was named Whiteside, was an extensive portion of 28 square miles of land on the north bank of the North Pine River stretching from the sea coast as far west as Terror's Creek and northwards nearly as far as the Caboolture River.[3]

In 1847, 50–60 aboriginals were killed in a poisoning at the Whiteside sheep station of Captain Francis Griffin. In April 1847 flour laced with arsenic was left in a hut with the expectation that Aboriginal people "would visit the hut and make use of the mixture". The act was reportedly in revenge for an aboriginal attack on a hutkeeper, who had been blinded by a blow to the head with a waddy.[4] Some twenty years later a white pioneer "saw scores of bleached bones including a complete skeleton" while riding in the vicinity, and heard that "fifty or sixty" Aboriginal people had lost their lives there by poisoning.[5][6]

In the 2011 census, the population of Whiteside was 703.[7]


In the 2011 census, Whiteside recorded a population of 703 people, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[7]

The median age of the Whiteside population was 47 years, 10 years above the national median of 37.

79.3% of people living in Whiteside were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.2%, New Zealand 2.7%, Germany 1.6%, United States of America 0.9%, Netherlands 0.9%.

91.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.7% Dutch, 1% Spanish, 0.6% Croatian, 0.4% German, 0.4% Italian.


There are no schools in Whiteside. The nearest primary school is in neighbouring Petrie. The nearest secondary school is in Bray Park.[8]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Whiteside (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Whiteside – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45477)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Whiteside History". moretonbay.qld.gov.au/libraries/. Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 16 January 2021. CC-BY icon.svg Text was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  4. ^ "Moreton Bay". The Australian. Sydney. 13 April 1847. p. 3.
  5. ^ Foreman, Edgar (1928). The History and Adventures of a Queensland Pioneer. Exchange Printing. pp. 19–20.
  6. ^ Bottoms, Timothy (2013). Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland's Frontier Killing Times. Allen & Unwin. p. 303. ISBN 9781743313824.
  7. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Whiteside (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 August 2019.