Born at 'Cattle Chosen', WA, in 1849, died at Little Holland House on Christmas Eve in 1929 aged 80.
The youngest of four daughters, to a settler, John Garrett Bussell (1803-1875), and Frances nee Yates. The family lived at Cattle Chosen in the Vasse district, although in 1864 Josephine's father taught classics at Hale School, Perth.
Josephine collected a MEL specimen at Warren River, n.d. Josephine's cousins CHARLOTTE HARRIET BUSSELL and EDITH AGNES BUSSELL also collected MEL specimens. In 1868, Josephine married Henry (Harry) Charles Prinsep (1844-1922), estate manager, public servant and artist. They had three daughters.
Josephine died at Little Holland House on Christmas Eve in 1929 aged 80.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]