Born at Broadwater, near Busselton, WA, on 14 February, ?1854, died on 16 July 1939 in Nedlands, Perth, aged 85.
[the Busselton 'South Western News', 4/8/1939, says "born at Broadwater, near Busselton, on February 14, 87 years ago", which would make the year of her birth 1852 ? ]
The second of eleven children, to settlers Alfred Pickmore Bussell (1816-1882) and Ellen nee Heppingstone (d.1877).
The family ran the cattle stations 'Broadwater', and 'Ellensbrook' on the Margaret River, where they built 'Wallcliffe House'.
Edith collected MEL specimens at Geographe Bay, 1885, 1892. Either she, or her sister, CHARLOTTE HARRIET BUSSELL, collected the type of Boronia busselliana F.Muell. (1875) at Geographe Bay, named for 'Miss Bussell'.
Edith's cousin JOSEPHINE BUSSELL also collected MEL specimens.
Edith never married and died in 1939 in Perth aged 85.
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]