From the Maitland Mercury report:
In 1914, 345 old boys from Maitland High School enlisted to serve in World War I.
Sixty of those men, one in five, never returned.
The names of those brave young soldiers were hand stitched into an Australian flag created by the young women at the-then Maitland Girls High School, in a show of support.
Some of the names have faded over time and the flag has deteriorated, but it will be brought back to its former glory at the capable hands of specialist Duncan Harty at his Morpeth Conservation Studio.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 22, 2015.