Sandra Schleter gladly gave up the whirl of city shopping malls for life in the wilderness, to be near her beloved lost city.

Story By Kerry Sharp

For seven months of every year, Sandra Schleter lives in a crude tin shed on a patch of the Northern Territory’s Leila Creek Station near the Gulf of Carpentaria. She has no TV or radio, and only a few of the mod cons she once couldn’t imagine living without. But the Cape Crawford Tourism owner and operator wouldn’t have it any other way.
The trappings of Sandra’s former city life – including the obligatory high heels and make-up – went out the door when she woke up one morning at home in Mount Gambier, SA, and decided there must be more to life than working every day in a city fashion boutique.

This story excerpt is from Issue #46

Outback Magazine: Apr/May 2006