From the Maitland Mercury report:
The bell at Morpeth Public School has been an iconic feature for many years and now it will be given a facelift.
The school wants to restore the old bell to its prime in the lead up to the 150th anniversary celebrations in October.
It is believed the bell has stood in the same location for most of its life and over time its impact has been lessened by a growing school.
Full article by Belinda-Jane Davis available at Maitland Mercury, 25 May, 2012.