Duke Street, Gympie runs a good length north from Commissioner’s Hill on Upper Mary Street through to meet the commencement of Corella Road at the Gympie Cemetery. Duke Street was a busy thoroughfare of stores and residences and used as a connection road to Maryborough.
In 1964, Mr George Thomas compiled a history of “How Gympie’s streets were named” and for his Duke Street entry he wrote:
“Duke Street: Origin obscure, but I am informed it was named for the Duke of Normanby, one of the early Governors, who visited the field”
Here we showcase some beautiful views of early Duke Street, and some of the advertisements of the business houses of Duke Street…..