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Non-Fiction Books

• Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace, Sydney, Hale and Iremonger, 2011 coauthored
• Alan (“The Red Fox”) Reid, Sydney, New South Books, 2011 coauthored
• My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic’s Journey, Sydney, New South Press 2010.
• Under the Influence: A history of alcohol in Australia, Sydney, ABC Books, 2009 coauthored.
• Made in Queensland: A new history, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 2009 coauthored.
• The Pope’s Battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor Split, St Lucia, UQP, 2003
• The Federation Mirror : Queensland 1901- 2001. St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 2002.
• Seven Days to Remember: The World’s First Labor Government , Queensland December 1-7, 1899, St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1999.
• The People’s Champion. Fred Paterson: Australia’s Only Communist Party Member of Parliament, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1997.
• The Footy Club: Inside the Brisbane Bears, (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1996).
• ‘Red Ted’: A Biography of E.G. Theodore , (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1994). (Shortlisted for NSW Premiers’ Prize, 1995 and for National Book Council National Biography Award, 1996).
• Labor in Queensland: 1880 to 1988, co-authored with Harold Thornton (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1989).
• Bligh, Macarthur and the Rum Rebellion, co-authored with Mark Hearn (Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1988). Released in paperback in 1989.
• From 1915 to the Early 1980s: A History of Queensland (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1984). Released in paperback in September 1985.
• From the Dreaming to 1915: A History of Queensland (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1982). Released in paperback in July 1986.

Edited Non-Fiction Books

• Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully : 50 Australians reflect in life over 50, edited by R. Fitzgerald and Lyndal Moor, Sydney, ABC Books, 2008
• Partners , introduced and edited by R. Fitzgerald and Ann Henderson, Sydney, Harper Collins, 1999.
• Fathers : In Writing, introduced and edited by R. Fitzgerald, and Ken Spillman, Tuart House, University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 1997.
• The Eleven Saving Virtues, introduced and edited by R. Fitzgerald, (Minerva, Melbourne, 1995).
• The Eleven Deadly Sins, introduced and edited by R. Fitzgerald, (William Heinemann Australia, 1993).
• The Greatest Game: Writings on Australian Football, co-edited with Ken Spillman (William Heinemann Australia, 1989). Released in paperback in 1990. Reprinted 1995.
• Comparing Political Thinkers, edited and with an introduction by myself (Pergamon Press , Sydney, New York, Oxford, 1980). (Translated into Portuguese, University of Brasilia Press, 1981; also Braille Talking Books, narrated by Hewitt Warburton, 12 cassettes, 1986).
• The Sources of Hope, introduced and edited by R. Fitzgerald, (Pergamon Press Australia, Sydney, New York, Oxford, 1979).).
• What it Means to be Human: Essays in Philosophical Anthropology, Political Philosophy and Social Psychology, introduced and edited by R.
Fitzgerald, (Pergamon Press, Sydney, New York, Oxford, 1978).
• Human Needs and Politics, introduced and edited by R. Fitzgerald, (Pergamon Press, Sydney, New York, Oxford, 1977).

Creative Writing, 1973- present

• Fool’s Paradise : Life According to Grafton Everest, co-authored with Trevor Jordan.
• Soaring: a novel, (Angus and Robertson, 1994). Eros Foundation, Book of the Year Award for 1994.
• Conquering Everest: a play, co-authored with Antony Fennell (1994).
• Busy in the Fog: Further Adventures of Grafton Everest, Published in Australia by Macmillan, 1990 (released in Pan paperback, 1991).
• All About Anthrax, (Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1987). Published in London by Corgi-Bantam, “Black Swan” Series, 1989.
• Pushed from the Wings: An Entertainment , (Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, June 1986). Published in London by Corgi-Bantam, “Black Swan” Series, 1989.,
• Book of Poems: The Eyes of Angels, with an Introduction by David Holbrook (Sydney: The Saturday Centre, 1973).

Documentary Film Projects

• The Legend of Fred Paterson, ABC TV documentary, with Jonathan Dawson and Pat Laughren, ABCTV, April 1996.
• Red Ted and the Great Depression, ABCTV documentary, with Pat Laughren, ABCTV, August 1994.
• Stories from the Split, ABCTV documentary, with Pat Laughren (in production)

Feature Films, current

• Co-producer and script editor of The Test – an Indian-Australian feature film to be produced by Jim McElroy at Fox Studios Australia, Sydney
• Also writing and co-producing a feature film, Nelle/Kerensky, with Ian McFadyen at the QFPC in Queensland.