Nancy Burley

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Nancy Burley
Personal information
Full name Nancy Burley
Alternative names Nancy Hallam
Country represented  Australia
Born (1930-03-08)8 March 1930
Died 7 January 2013(2013-01-07) (aged 82)

Nancy Burley (maiden name: Hallam; 8 March 1930 – 7 January 2013) was an Australian figure skater. She represented Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics, where she placed 14th. She and Gweneth Molony were the first ladies singles skaters to represent Australia at the Olympics.

After Burley's Olympic career she joined her previous coach Felix Kaspar in an international 'ice show'. During that time she traveled performing in ice shows in Europe and Asia.[1]

Burley was the mother of figure skaters Sharon and Robyn Burley.[2]

Nancy Burley died 7 January 2013.[3][4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1952
Winter Olympic Games 14th
World Championships 15th


  1. ^ Chambers, Belinda (2013-02-02). "Olympic ice skater became showbiz star". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Ice Skating Australia's Hall Of Fame" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Burley, Nancy". News Ltd. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Obituary, the Age newspaper [1],; accessed 2 March 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Profile,; accessed 2 March 2015.
  • Profile,; accessed 2 March 2015.