M. P. Whiteside

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M.P. Whiteside, Tailor, Ballarat Star, 25 May 1885



Myles Pennington Whiteside was born in England, and left Liverpool for Australia in 1854, arriving in Ballarat soon after. He started a tailoring business in Ballarat, building his first shop in Sturt Street in 1865.[1]

M.P. Whiteside was a draper and tailor whose premises (according to the Australasian Federal Directory) were located at 42 Sturt Street, Ballarat East in 1887.[2] He

He was a member of the Old Colonists' Association.[3] Myles Whiteside died on 30 November 1908.[4]



DEATHS. WHITESIDE.—On the 30th November, at 6 Drummond street south, Myles Pennington Whiteside; aged 77 year's. No flowers.[5]
By a will dated 14th October. 1904. Mr Myles Pennington Whiteside, of Sturt street, Ballarat, left real and per sonal estate to the value of £8750 to his widow and children.[6]



1. Myles Ernest Whiteside

2. Walter Whiteside

3. Ada Whiteside (died November 1863 aged 2 years and 6 months.[7]

On the 10th November, at Skipton street, Ballarat West, Ada the only daughter of Myles Pennington Whiteside, aged two years and seven months.[8]

See also

Old Colonists' Association


Good-fitting clothes are always a comfort, whether in summer or winter, and many residents of Ballarat owe a deht of gratitude in this regard to Mr White side, of Sturt street. That gentleman has always on hand an extensive stock of the best material, and has workmen capable of turning them out In tbe mo3t finished style. For the holidays, there are on show fine displays of summer suits, hats, and ties, the list of almost every conceivable color and combination of colors, while the hats are of the very newest designs. In this latter department, it may be mentioned that Mr Whiteside Is the district agent for J. Woodrow and Son, the famous hat manufacturers, of Great Britain, a large stock of whose goods is alwavs kept on hand. Those who visit this first class establishment are not likely to regret it.[9]


  1. reminiscence of great grandson William Alexander Whiteside.
  2. Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
  3. Ballarat and Vicinity.
  4. Ballarat Star, 01 December 1908.
  5. Ballarat Star, 01 December 1908.
  6. Ballarat Star, 14 January 1909.
  7. Ballarat Star, 11 November 1863.
  8. Ballarat Star, 11 November 1863.
  9. Ballarat Star, 24 December 1898.

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