Subject Index to South Australian Legislation

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Subject Index to South Australian Legislation

The Subject Index to South Australian Legislation was produced and is maintained as part of a collaborative effort by the members of the Australian law librarians’ Group Incorporated (South Australia division) (AllG) and is available online at no cost to users.(1) It is very similar to the Victorian index.

This index has a simple structure. locator references are to Act title only. Usefully, cross-references and locators in the index are in the form of hyperlinks. This allows users to click on the text of a see cross-reference and be redirected to the appropriate heading in the index.

Similarly, by clicking on the Act title locators, users will be redirected via hyperlink to the actual legislation on the South Australian Attorney -General’s “South Australian legislation” website. (2)

The index is not available in Pdf or word format for download it is chiefly envisaged as an electronic document to be used online, thus allowing users to capitalise on its hyperlinking facilities.(3)

While the Subject Index to South Australian Legislation is accessible only online as an electronic document, it is still designed and constructed according to the hierarchical model
that is used for print-based indexes. It is designed to be browsed rather than electronically searched.(4)


  1. Australian law librarians Group Incorporated Subject Index to South Australian Legislation <https://> (last accessed 17 August 2007). The stablishment of the index was made possible through a grant from the law foundation of South Australia Incorporated.
  2. South Australian legislation.
  3. Although, of course, it is of course possible for users to cut and paste the index into a word processing document and to thus obtain a printed copy.
  4. Electronic indexing would be likely to involve a significantly different approach to hard copy indexing. Although both are referred to as indexes, they operate differently and, in general, are designed with these differences firmly in mind. Some of the chief benefits of hard copy indexes, such as ease of browsing, do not translate well to electronic indexes.

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Attorney, Badger’s General index, Curnin’s Index, Henry Smythies’ Analytical Digest, Index to Subject Matter of Victorian Legislation, Index to the 1908 NZ Consolidated Statutes, Index to the Revised Statutes of Canada, Index volume of the 1931 NZ Reprint, Iowa Subject Index, List of Australian Reports, United Kingdom Index to the Statutes, United States Code Annotated.

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