Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch, Ph.D. (born October 7, 1945) is an Australian lawyer, poet and author. The son of legendary Australian politician sir Hal Colebatch, Colebatch has been writing poetry, nonfiction and political commentary, and also wrote several books in Larry Niven's Man-Kzin Wars.
- 1990: Return of the Heroes : The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Social Conflict
- 2003: Return of the Heroes : The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Social Conflict (second edition)
- 1989: Quadrant
- "Tolkien and His Critics"
- 1989: Antipodes : a North American journal of Australian literature
- (December): "Reading The Lord of the Rings"
- 2006: J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
- 2007: The American Spectator