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Stolen fruit is sweet proverbial saying, early 17th century, meaning that the knowledge that something is forbidden makes it more attractive; in late Middle English Chaucer in the Parson's Tale says, ‘The fleesh hadde delit in the beautee of the fruyt defended [forbidden].’ The proverb (which is found in a number of forms) is often used with direct allusion to the temptation of Eve by the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

stolen generation the Aboriginal people forcibly removed from their families as children between the 1900s and the 1960s, to be brought up by white foster families or in institutions.

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