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Nelson Marlborough Instiute of Technology (NMIT) is the home to an innovative Creative Writing course founded by poet Cliff Fell whose forebears lived in the historic Warwick House.
On the edge of Albion Square facing Hardy Street stands the original building of NMIT where the Nelson Polytechnic started in 1904 with 13 tutors.
Today however NMIT courses are much wider and attract many students to study in Nelson. NMIT has a strong Arts and Media department.
Original courses at the Nelson Polytechnic were for attaining practical skills and its core purpose was as a trade school. In 1971 it became a self standing technical institute and at the official opening it was suggested the polytechnics future lay in " forestry, transport and fishing industries".
An information panel can be found near the 1904 building telling more about the history of the original school and the surrounding area. Find out more on The PROW: http://www.theprow.org.nz/development-of-tertiary-education/
NMIT is located in Hardy Street above Collingwood Street.
For more information on heritage walks and heritage sites please contact Arts and Heritage Team Leader.